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The Aeronauts (2019)

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Balloon pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon in the 1860s.

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Tom Harper

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Jones ... Amelia Wren
Vincent Perez ... Pierre Rennes
Phoebe Fox ... Antonia
Lewin Lloyd ... Charlie
Himesh Patel ... John Trew
Eddie Redmayne ... James Glaisher
Robert Glenister ... Ned Chambers
Tim McInnerny ... Airy
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Charles Green
Tom Courtenay ... Arthur Glaisher
Anne Reid ... Ethel Glaisher
Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson ... Poppy
Rebecca Front ... Aunt Frances
Elsa Alili ... Antonia's Daughter
Connie Price Connie Price ... Antonia's Daughter

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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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Rated PG-13 for some peril and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Early in the film, Felicity Jones mentions Stardust. Stardust was the nickname for her character in Rogue One, as well as being the name assigned to the plans for the Death Star. Soon after, she says "and so it begins", a phrase often used in Star Wars See more »

Goofs

Several characters seem to address the widowed Amelia as Miss Wren, which is her maiden name, instead of Mrs Rennes. However, since the French name Rennes is pronounced exactly the same as the English name Wren, they could very well be saying the correct name. See more »

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Upper Class Lady: Mother always taught me, why have one man when you can have two?
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, many of the Os in people's names slowly rise, as if symbolizing a balloon elevating. See more »


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The Aeronauts Waltz
Written by Jack Arnold
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Acrophobia
4 January 2020 | by ramblingvagabondSee all my reviews

Acrophobia. I have this. If you also suffer from this condition, it will turn this into a horror movie. It will be worse than The Exorcist or Jaws. I mean, why do they have to climb all over the basket and lean over the sides and not tie themselves in? If it were me, we would all have on harnesses and be tied securely in.

This movie is exciting, and a little bit historical. I love adventure movies, and historical adventures, and Victoriana, so this was right up my alley. I don't know how true the events are, I don't know if the woman really did the things she did in this movie, but it was thrilling to watch, nonetheless.

But for the love of God and all things holy, PLEASE, stop leaning over the side of the basket, and harness yourselves in!!


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