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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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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

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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Storyline

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


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

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UK | USA

Language:

English | French | Latin

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Aeronauts See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,860,993
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

James Glaisher was a real English meteorologist who is remembered for his pioneering work as a balloonist. Between 1862 and 1866 he made numerous ascents to measure the temperature and humidity of the atmosphere at its highest levels. With his co-pilot aeronaut Henry Tracey Coxwell, they broke the world record for altitude on September 5, 1862. Coxwell is omitted from the film, and replaced with the fictional Amelia Wren. The Wren character draws some inspiration from various real women including Sophie Blanchard, a French aeronaut who was the first woman to work as a professional balloonist between 1804 and her death in 1819. See more »

Goofs

Amelia Wren pronounces "caelum certe" with hard C's. This is the current, "reconstructed Classical" pronunciation; however, in the 1860s the standard Latin pronunciation used would have been with soft C's. See more »

Quotes

Amelia Wren: You don't change the world simply by looking at it, you change it through the way you choose to live in it.
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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
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I don't know about the historical correctness of this, and FYI this is not a biography,, so the movie was really enjoyable ..
26 December 2019 | by Aktham_TashtushSee all my reviews

I see a lot of 1 star reviewers here so bothered about the historical correctness and which they probably have the right to be ... but FOR ME ... I couldn't care less who flew the balloon, if it was a man, a woman or a damn dog ,, I don't see why it matters when judging an " Action, Adventure" movie,, This is not a biography .. so the movie is thrilling and emotional ,

The script was quick and connected ,, no holes of dullness ,, each and every scene matters,, putting flashbacks here and there was nice .. The cast was genius ... Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne duo was spot on ,, didn't get cheap romantic like many other movies of the same genre.

For a young director, Tom Harper did an amazing job here,, the visual effects , I can't even imagine .. they were perfected to the point were you actually start to feel the ups and downs of the gas balloon with them.

So final say,, I suggest you watch the movie like you don't know anything about the history and all,, just watch it like you watch Jumanji minus of course the comedy 😂 and you will enjoy it like I did.


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