The Astronaut's Wife

"Terrible"

The Astronaut's Wife Review


A few days ago I saw The Sixth Sense. I thought the problem with that movie was that it lost most of my interest before the movie got interesting. In The Astronaut's Wife, the new, excruciating thriller from New Line, it never got interesting. What it did was steal from other movies. The basic concept smells like Species, and they even stole that "glass slowly falling from the hand of the person and shattering on the floor shot" from The Usual Suspects.

Johnny Depp stars as Spencer Armacost, an astronaut who loses communication with NASA while fixing a satellite. Upon his return, strange occurrences begin with Spencer's partner, who was up there with him, and his partner's wife. This, of course, starts up the paranoia with Spencer's wife Jillian (Charlize Theron).

Theron is the star of the movie, but the heart and soul of it relies on Depp, who just seems to be bored with the role. I would like to have seen his enthusiasm that he had with movies as Ed Wood. Spencer is the only character worth watching in this movie, but Depp is not right for the role.

The only stimulating scenes are those with Joe Morton, who plays a paranoid former employee of NASA. Too bad he only has 2 or 3 scenes. The rest of the movie, is boring, slow and painful to watch. I beg you to not see it in hope that Hollywood will stop making films like these.

Rosemary's Baby grows up.



The Astronaut's Wife

Facts and Figures

Run time: 109 mins

In Theaters: Friday 27th August 1999

Box Office Worldwide: $19.6M

Budget: $75M

Distributed by: New Line Home Entertainment

Production compaines: New Line Cinema, Mad Chance

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 16%
Fresh: 9 Rotten: 49

IMDB: 5.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

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Starring: as Commander Spencer Armacost, as Jillian Armacost, as Sherman Reese, as Nan, as Captain Alex Streck, as Natalie Streck, as NASA Director, as Shelly McLaren, as Jackson McLaren, Tom O'Brien as Allen Dodge, as Shelly Carter, Michael Crider as Pat Elliott, as Dr. Patraba, Rondi Reed as Dr. Conlin, as Reporter

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