Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.
Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Working as an elf in a year round Christmas store is not good for the wannabe singer. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true.
American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.
A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.
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.
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 »
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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