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The Astronaut Farmer
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Directed By
Michael Polish

Written By:
Mark Polish, Michael Polish

Cast:
Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Max Thieriot, Bruce Dern, Mark Polish, Jon Gries, Tim Blake Nelson, Sal Lopez, J.K. Simmons, Kiersten Warren, Rick Overton, Richard Edson, Jay Leno, Bruce Willis, Elise Eberle, Jasper Polish, Logan Polish


 
The Astronaut Farmer (2007)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
February 25th, 2008

Follow the dream!

Favorite Movie Quote: "When I was a kid, they used to tell me that I could be anything I wanted to be, no matter what... and maybe I am insane, I don't know, but I still believe that."

When you have had Halle Berry (Monster's Ball) and been married to Angelina Jolie, one would think there are no more mountains to climb. But, Charles Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton) had a dream to go into space. The fact that life gave him lemons didn't stop that dream. The fact that the FAA (J.K. Simmons) and the FBI tried to stop him did not stop that dream.

He had a wife (Virginia Madsen) that supported that dream and a family behind him and he realized the dream.

So what if the premise is crazy. Aren't all big dreams a little crazy. I bet people thought Barack Obama crazy when he set out to achieve his dream. If he has half the determination of Charles Farmer, he may just make it.

For all the dreamers out there, and for me, this is just about the most feel-good movie I have ever seen. And, isn't that why we watch movies? That and the chance to see Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie naked.

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