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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? Written by
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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