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1990s, Aliens, Drama - Conspiracy

The Astronaut’s Wife (1999)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 18
Source of story A not very original screenplay
Writer/s Script Rand Ravich
Director Rand Ravich
Starring Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall, Nick Cassavetes, Samantha Eggar, Tom Noonan
Elevator Pitch When two astronauts on a space walk are briefly out of touch with Houston, there is alarm at home, but they return and all appears to be well. But an employee of the space agency is suspicious and coupled with the occasional agression on their part   and other quite abnormal events, the wife of one begins to think that there is something wrong, particularly after the wife of the other commits suicide. What to do?
Content Many scenes of the wife looking puzzled, concerned, afraid etc. Some views of the yet to be born offspring. One scene of aggressive sex – apparently, although the male participant does not even loosen his belt. Quite a lot of people talking.
A View This movie plods along, so all we can do is wait for the denoument. Actually it is not all we can do, we could just abandon it and watch something else. It is not unpleasant, it is just a bit boring. You have choices, choose something else.

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