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The Aeronauts (2019)

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A balloon pilot and a scientist find themselves in a fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon in the 1860s.


Tom Harper


Richard Holmes (inspired by the book 'Falling Upwards' by), Tom Harper (story by) | 2 more credits »
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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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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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Did You Know?


Tom Courtenay is an inspired choice to play the father of Eddie Redmayne. In the 1960's, Tom was an offbeat, tall and lanky leading actor with an interesting and intense facial structure and expressions, who could also be a character-actor (or part of an ensemble), even in leading parts, much like Redmayne: both always bringing something unique to every role. And while Eddie won an Oscar, Tom was nominated, twice. See more »


In reality, they would have unfortunately suffered from hypoxia and become icecubes, given the commonly accepted international standard atmosphere (ISA) model. See more »


Amelia Wren: So, you didn't have room for oils, but you did for brandy?
James Glaisher: Well, a scientist is nothing without his equipment.
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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 »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Frozen Land (2019) See more »


The Aeronauts Waltz
Written by Jack Arnold
Performed by Warren Zielinski, Martyn Jackson, Robert Ames, David Cohen, Leon Bosch, Paul Edmund-Davies
Courtesy of Amazon Content Services LLC
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Worth a watch
22 December 2019 | by barkerwaSee all my reviews

If you want to watch a movie about the true events that "inspired" this movie, then go watch a documentary. If you want to watch a decent, family-friendly, period piece, with an interesting plot, then you may find this movie entertaining as I did.

I had no prior knowledge of the true events this movie is based on, but watching it piqued my interest to learn more.

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Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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