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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.

Director:

Tom Harper

Writers:

Tom Harper (story by), Jack Thorne (story by) | 1 more credit »
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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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The gas balloon was actually launched from Wolverhampton in the midlands not London as depicted in the film. This was due to a fear that if they launched in London they could go off course and land in the river. See more »

Goofs

Anyone traveling in a balloon never feels the wind, or hears it, because they are advancing at the same speed. Wide shots depict this phenomenon, but in close-ups while aloft, both characters are shown affected by light gusts and the sound of the wind, scientifically inaccurate to the conditions of balloon travel. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Glaisher: Th-These things that people are saying about you, James, don't-don't... don't they hurt?
James Glaisher: I wish it didn't hurt you.
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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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Home to You
Written by Sigrid (as Sigrid Solbakk Raabe) & Steve Mac
Performed by Sigrid
Courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Fun, Entertaining, fictitious.
23 December 2019 | by Mortis-1See all my reviews

While this does not hold to established history, it does show a fun view of what ballooning in the 1800's might have been like. An entertaining distraction for an evening.


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UK | USA

Language:

English | French | Latin

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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$3,485,251
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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