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The Aeronauts (2019)

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Pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon.

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Tom Harper

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Tom Harper (story by), Jack Thorne (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Felicity Jones ... Amelia Wren
Eddie Redmayne ... James Glaisher
Himesh Patel ... John Trew
Tom Courtenay ... Arthur Glaisher
Phoebe Fox ... Antonia
Anne Reid ... Ethel Glaisher
Tim McInnerny ... Airy
Robert Glenister ... Ned Chambers
Rebecca Front ... Aunt Frances
Lewin Lloyd Lewin Lloyd ... Charlie
Vincent Perez ... Pierre Rennes
Gianni Calchetti ... Royal Society Member (as Gian Kalch)
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Charles Green
Kamil Lemieszewski Kamil Lemieszewski ... Scientist of Royal Society
Julian Ferro ... Peddler
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Storyline

In 1862, pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world, they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

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Inspired by a True Adventure


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

(Rated PG-13 for some peril and thematic elements) | See all certifications »
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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,224,575
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones actually flew in the hot air balloon seen within the film to roughly 8,000 feet, realistically replicating the James Glaisher and Henry Coxwell flight that happened on 5th September 1862. See more »

Quotes

James Glaisher: You are the only person who could fly us higher than anyone has ever been.
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The Aeronauts Waltz
Written by Jack Arnold
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Incredible surprise
9 September 2019 | by yakboy001See all my reviews

I saw this movie in Toronto for the film festival. I wasn't really expecting much but wow was I impressed! This was the first time in a long time I felt like I was seeing something I'd never seen before.

The special effects were top-notch... they didn't look like CGI and so I was never taken out of the movie. As good as the effects are, they are only PART of what makes this movie great. The characters (played by Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones) are amazing and both actors portray them with strength and vulnerability. Felicity is especially stunning, and she gives an amazing performance that's not to be missed. It takes a while to learn their backstories, but it's worth the investment. They really come to rely on each other in unexpected ways, and by the end you have a real sense of what the balloon ride means to each of them personally. The climax is so filled with suspense and emotion I was gasping in my seat.

REALLY glad I got to see it on the big screen. Would recommend doing the same if you can -- trust me it's worth the effort. You'll get lost in this movie and feel like you've traveled back in time to the Golden Age of Hollywood. I hope it releases near me so I can take my kids to see it.


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