This movie proves that Hollywood can make great family movies. I just saw an advanced screening of this movie in AZ and must say it was fantastic. The Polish brothers (writers, producers, directors, stars, fathers of stars) and Billy Bob Thornton were in attendance for a Q&A after the film and were quite interesting. They said this movie cost $12 million dollars to make and was done as an independent. The movie shows how a family can come together to accomplish a task and achieve a dream even when the full weight of the Gov. comes against them. No matter which side of the political aisle you are on you will find the timely shots at the government funny. This movie will hit all your emotional buttons. Support the INDEPENDENT film makers! GO SEE THIS MOVIE! By the way the two little girls who star as Billy Bob's kids are the daughters of the Polish bothers.
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?
The Director and Players for The Astronaut Farmer (2006) 1080p
The Reviews for The Astronaut Farmer (2006) 1080p
Family movie wins again!Reviewed bypostalincopaVote: 10/10
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....
Billy Bob Thornton stars as the title character, a farmer who wants to go to space but faces resistance wherever he goes except for his family and even they sometimes have doubts. Virginia Madsen plays his mostly supportive wife. Tim Blake Nelson plays his lawyer. Bruce Dern plays the grandpa. J. K. Simmons plays the FAA head who tries to stop Thornton. Kiersten Warren (who you may have recognized as Nora on "Desperate Housewives") is Madsen's fellow waitress. And a Big Movie Star appears as a former astronaut who tries to talk Thornton out of his dreams (sorry, you have to watch the movie to see who it is). There's lots of Capra-corn inspiration and drama that should make believers out of anyone who still have dreams he or she would love to come true. On that note, I highly recommend this movie, The Astronaut Farmer, to every family member out there!