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Saturday, May 16, 2009

This Month’s Overlooked Film

Chosen by: John C.

The Astronaut Farmer

Release Date Febuary 23 2007

Rated PG for thematic material, peril and language

Running Time: 104 min.

Michael Polish (dir.)

Mark Polish (writter)

Michael Polish (writter)

Stuart Matthewman (music)

Billy Bob Thornton as Charles Farmer

Virginia Madsen as Audrey 'Audie' Farmer

Max Thieriot as Shepard Farmer

Jasper Polish as Stanley Farmer

Logan Polish as Sunshine Farmer

Bruce Dern as Hal

Mark Polish as FBI Agent Mathis

Jon Gries as FBI Agent Killbourne


The Astronaut Farmer

Review By James P.

The Polish Brothers' fourth film, after Twin Falls Idaho, Jackpot and one of my personal favorites, Northfork, The Astronaut Farmer is their first film that could reach a more mainstream audience. It’s the story of Charles Farmer, a dreamer who’s building a rocket ship in his shed. His dream is to have a trip in space. But, government agents stand in his way when they get suspicious of the large amounts of rocket fuel he has been purchasing. This is also a family film for older kids and adults, another Polish Brothers' first. This is a great little film with the perfect mix of fantasy, humor and most importantly, heart. Go out and watch it if you haven’t already, I highly recommend it.

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