One of the worst movies I've watched in years. I only watched it on a 6-hr flight because Billy Bob T and Bruce W were listed in the cast and I didn't want to strain my eyes by reading a book for the entire 6 hours. Shame on you Billy Bob and Bruce for not turning down the roles after reviewing the incredibly sappy dialog of this script! I should have gone back to my book after seeing the missile in the Texas barn during the first few minutes. But since one knows that the main character can't possibly die before the end of the movie, I felt compelled to watch for a successfullaunch in the overhead monitor while multitasking with a crossword puzzle and other things. This movie sadly lacks the warped humor of Bad Santa, Slingblade,U-Turn, and others....
The Astronaut Farmer (2006) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Astronaut Farmer (2006) 1080p
The Astronaut Farmer is a movie starring Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, and Bruce Dern. A NASA astronaut (Thornton), forced to retire years earlier so he could save his family farm, has never given up his dream of space travel...
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The Synopsis for The Astronaut Farmer (2006) 1080p
Texan Charles Farmer left the Air Force as a young man to save the family ranch when his dad died. Like most American ranchers, he owes his bank. Unlike most, he's an astrophysicist with a rocket in his barn - one he's built and wants to take into space. It's his dream. The FBI puts him under surveillance when he tries to buy rocket fuel; the FAA stalls him when he files a flight plan - it's post-9/11, after all. His wife is angry when she finds out their bank is initiating foreclosure. Charlie fears failure and decides, precipitously, to launch. Are twenty-first century American dreams just a sign of insanity? Are those who believe in dreamers only fools?
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really lameReviewed bycbolger2Vote: 1/10
This is a story of man with a huge ego. He wants to launch a giant rocket into the air with himself in it so he can....I don't know, brag? He treats his family terrible. Rather than letting this be a family dream, he takes it upon himself to do this alone. He ignores the stress he puts his family through, and pretty much tries to destroy them financially. The government has good reason to stop him, but they are portrayed as people trying to keep the man down. Even when events transpire that prove the government correct, where he could've potentially killed people it's treated like almost nothing.
The moral of this story is that you should put yourself at risk, ignore your family to the extent of ruining them financially and emotionally crippling them, and do things that could potentially kill your neighbors in the pursuit of your 'dreams'.
When I first heard there was a movie in which my buddy Billy Bob builds a rocket in his barn, I thought for sure it must be a comedy or some sort of spoof or slapstick. Then I saw the trailer, which portrayed the film as serious drama. Given this background, I must say, I had my doubts when I went to an advanced screening in Salt Lake City last night. I need not have worried. The movie was in fact serious (with some great laughs on the aside) and yet it still worked.
Admittedly, the follow-your-dreams-no-matter-what genre has been around since the dawn of time, but Astronaut Farmer manages to stand out nonetheless. The timeless truths are all the more poignant set against the backdrop of such an impossible dream. The problems Charlie Farmer confronts are in many ways similar to problems we all face. Themes of love, sacrifice, and faith make this movie easy to relate to. It is a metaphor of being true to yourself and following your dreams, not just another sappy you-can-do-anything-you-set-your-mind-to knockoff. I recommend it to anyone who has ever wanted something out of life that seemed out of reach or that others scoffed at.