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PG| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Charles Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton), a rancher who once trained to be an astronaut, decides to fulfill a lifelong dream: He builds a rocket in his barn and plans to pilot it into space. Though he faces foreclosure on his ranch, the disbelief of his neighbors and threats from the government, Charles remains determined to reach for the stars.

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton , Virginia Madsen , Bruce Dern , Tim Blake Nelson , Jon Gries , Gary Houston , Matthew Kimbrough , Kathy Lamkin

Director: Michael Polish

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Warner Bros.

The Astronaut Farmer (2007)

Release Date: February 23rd, 2007|1 hr. 45 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 16 )
  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    The Astronaut Farmer's goofy quality makes it totally endearing. It's also super entertaining. Critics are fond of referring to movies as a "great ride." With this one, the words couldn't be more apt. show more

  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    In most cases, doggedly pursuing a dream is laudable. But if it does nothing else, The Astronaut Farmer demonstrates that not every dream is worth pursuing. At least not the belabored one of a narcissistic crackpot masquerading as an admirable dreamer. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The oddest thing about this very odd movie is that it doesn't seem to know what to make of itself. show more

  • October 15, 2008 Juliarider1
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    why do you whatc a movie? to escape reality.duh a farmer cant build a rocket. so enjoy a movie about one that can.A MOVIE.

  • May 22, 2008 fljaguars
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    If you think back to when you where a child,you had a dream to..If you push hard enough and strive for what you want thats your dream.....

  • May 22, 2008 johnsbury1
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    Can't imagine why Thorton did this schlock movie? It was very implausable and so filled with hokum that it bored me to distraction. It is a movie for early teens or adults with no reality requirements. It is so far fetched that it becomes comic. One selfish father puts his entire family and home at risk to persue a totally unbelievable and totally impossible goal and we are supposed to be impressed? I don't think so! There wasn't one part of this dumb movie that was believable.This "movie" was so bad it was insulting. A complete waste of time.

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