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Ad Astra (2019)

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Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

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James Gray
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... Roy McBride
Tommy Lee Jones ... H. Clifford McBride
Ruth Negga ... Helen Lantos
Donald Sutherland ... Thomas Pruitt
Kimberly Elise ... Lorraine Deavers
Loren Dean ... Donald Stanford
Donnie Keshawarz ... Captain Lawrence Tanner
Sean Blakemore ... Willie Levant
Bobby Nish ... Franklin Yoshida
LisaGay Hamilton ... Adjutant General Vogel
John Finn ... Brigadier General Stroud
John Ortiz ... Lieutenant General Rivas
Freda Foh Shen ... Captain Lu
Kayla Adams ... Female Flight Attendant
Ravi Kapoor ... Arjun Dhariwal
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Storyline

Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

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The Answers We Seek Are Just Outside Our Reach


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and bloody images, and for brief strong languag | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Brad Pitt in Ad Astra is the 8th cast member from the Ocean's Eleven series to appear in an outer space movie; Don Cheadle in Mission to Mars (2000), George Clooney in Solaris (2002) and with Sandra Bullock in Gravity (2013), Andy Garcia in Passengers (2016), Matt Damon in The Martian (2015) and with Anne Hathaway and Casey Affleck in Interstellar (2014) . See more »

Goofs

The distance from Tycho crater (where Roy lands on the Moon) to the center of Farside (where the "Cepheus" is located) is roughly 1,700 miles. Traveling at the speed shown and assuming no stops, Roy's lunar rover would take a couple of days to get there. See more »

Quotes

Roy McBride: Can I have a blanket and pillow?
Female Flight Attendant: Certainly, that will be $125
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Crazy Credits

There is no fanfare during the 20th Century Fox logo. See more »

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Tuesday
(Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works / The Waves)
Written by Max Richter
Performed by Max Richter, Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, Robert Ziegler, Mari Samuelsen, Hila Karni, Grace Davidson, Gillian Anderson
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A series of unfortunate space-related events
19 September 2019 | by stevelovellSee all my reviews

Ad Astra had its moments but it was underwhelming and a bit light on hard science. The low/no gravity seemed to be poorly and inconsistently portrayed. It definitely seemed like it was trying to be more meaningful and worthy than I think it was. And it had typical tropes that seemed lazy and unnecessary. I enjoyed it enough and the sets, costumes and props were quite wonderful of course but it was ultimately quite forgettable and nonsensical.I'm sure it was trying to say something about the mental journey of the main character rather than his space-faring one, but I don't know what it was. Could also be called "A series of unfortunate space-related events".


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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English | Norwegian

Release Date:

20 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,001,398, 22 September 2019

Gross USA:

$50,188,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,807,427
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