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Lucy in the Sky (2019)

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Astronaut Lucy Cola returns to Earth after a transcendent experience during a mission to space, and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small.


Noah Hawley


Brian C. Brown (screenplay), Elliott DiGuiseppi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Portman ... Lucy Cola
Jon Hamm ... Mark Goodwin
Zazie Beetz ... Erin Eccles
Dan Stevens ... Drew Cola
Pearl Amanda Dickson ... Blue Iris
Ellen Burstyn ... Nana Holbrook
Colman Domingo ... Frank Paxton
Jeremiah Birkett ... Hank Lynch
Jeffrey Donovan ... Jim Hunt
Tig Notaro ... Kate Mounier
Stella Edwards ... Chelsea
Arlo Mertz ... Emily
Tobias Schönleitner ... Miles Henckle
Diana DeLaCruz ... Dr. Addison
Cali DiCapo ... Elementary School Girl


In LUCY IN THE SKY, Natalie Portman plays Lucy Cola, a strong woman whose determination and drive as an astronaut take her to space, where she's deeply moved by the transcendent experience of seeing her life from afar. Back home as Lucy's world suddenly feels too small, her connection with reality slowly unravels. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content. | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The film title is a nod to The Beatles song 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' from their famous 1967 album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.' See more »


At 44 minutes, when Lucy is describing the wonder of the universe to her husband, she explains how humanity forgets, that every day, twice a day, the earth goes around the sun. See more »


Will Plimpton: You know Michael Collins?
Lucy Cola: Yeah, yeah. Of course. Apollo 11. He flew the command module for Neil and Buzz.
Will Plimpton: Yeah. So you know after he dropped them he circled the moon for hours. It's farther from Earth than any man has ever been. No light, no radio. And he wept, consumed by darkness and then, when he saw the sun again he wept some more. Inside the module he wrote, "I am now truly alone and absolutely alone from any known life. I am it."
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Good Morning
Written by Danger Mouse (as Brian Burton) and Norah Jones
Performed by Norah Jones
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A boring movie about a woman who has the greatest job ever!
8 October 2019 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Following on the foot steps of Joaquin Phoenix who stars in Joker and Rene Zellweger who stars in Judy comes Natalie Portman in another movie that feels like the lead is trying to win an Oscar. As a fan of NASA it's a movie I'm glad I saw. It seems that their is a psychological break down that can happen to astronauts who have been to space and this is about one of them, a fictional story based on real events. As Lucy is a space walker freshly back on Earth who goes a little mad in her attempt to get back up there. I'm familiar with the withdrawal the chosen few get, when they see Earth in it's entirely than have to come back to the planet, but this movie talks about how bad it can get. Watching this unfold on the silver screen is not as interesting as it sounds, despite how much great acting talent they have all over this thing. If the condition is real, the filmmakers spent way too much time being respectful of it rather than making a great movie. My only interest in the film is as someone who thinks being an astronaut is cool, but the movie is dull.

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Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


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$54,058, 6 October 2019

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