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The Aeronauts (2019)

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Releases December 20, 2019
Pilot Amelia Wren (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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Felicity Jones Says She Plays a 'Wildcat' in 'Aeronauts'

Felicity Jones shares why she loved playing hot air balloon pilot Amelia Wren in The Aeronauts, then she and co-star Eddie Redmayne recall some of the most exciting on-set moments.

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Cast

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

In 1862, pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Aeronauts See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie Redmayne had a small injury filming a scene on the air balloon and badly sprained an ankle. He had to use a crutch and a cast for a few days. See more »

Quotes

James Glaisher: You are the only person who could fly us higher than anyone has ever been.
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Soundtracks

The Aeronauts Waltz
Written by Jack Arnold
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Fun to watch on the big screen
12 September 2019 | by ArtistGrlSee all my reviews

Came to see this without too many expectations and was pleasantly surprised. The backstory wasn't very interesting and a bit slow to develop but the balloon scenes were beautifully rendered, thrilling and engaging. I literally clung to my seat during some of them. I liked how the film respected the scientific endeavor and the viewers by avoiding cliche romantic developments between its characters. Overall, an entertaining night, even if I won't remember it by tomorrow.


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