The Astronaut Farmer

If we don't have our dreams, we have nothing.


The Astronaut Farmer
A crowd pleasing bit of whimsy. After an aspiring astronaut is forced to quit the program to look after the family farm, he sets about fulfilling his dream by building his own rocket. While his family supports him fully, it does eventually place them under severe financial strain. To make matters worse, his rocket fuel purchases arouse the interest of the three-letter government agencies who start breathing down his neck. With a deadline looming, it's make or break for the launch.

106 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Adventure, Drama.

Showtimes

We are now going to learn how to put on a nappy...
We are now going to learn how to put on a nappy...

Credits

Cast
Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Max Thieriot, Jasper Polish, Logan Polish, Bruce Dern, Mark Polish, Jon Gries
Director
Michael Polish
ScreenplayMark Polish, Michael Polish
MusicStuart Matthewman
CinematographyM. David Mullen
EditingJames Haygood
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2006
Produced byPolish Brothers Construction

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Trailer: Medium

Adjusted Childcare Action Project (CAP) Report (USA)

CategoryScore (-50 to 50)
Wanton Violence / Crime
31
Impudence / Hate
-10
Sexual Immorality
37
Drugs / Alcohol
12
Offence to God
28
Murder / Suicide
50
Final score
25

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
3
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Cape Times
Kevin Crust quote iconFarmer lifts off to blaze quirky tale.
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
8
The Citizen
Leon van Nierop quote iconNever takes off.
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
5
BBC
Chad Greene quote iconPolish-ed family film has the right stuff
13
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThe Astronaut Farmer is one of those movies that makes an audience want to cheer and clap.
15
ScreenIt
11
Metacritic.com
28 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
128 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA charming, inspirational drama that appeals to the dreamer in all of us.
12

What the People say

Internet
4051 Netizens quote iconGreat Movie!
13

Average .. 52%

10




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