THE ASTRONAUT FARMER (Theatrical Release USA 2007)

Ben Meyers’ rating—4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

The Astronaut Farmer
—inspirational—is all about the importance of having a dream and never giving up. Despite losing money at box office, this film is a sleeper that will make dollars over time. It details the process that all dreamers go through including the humbling experience of complete and total failure. This is a great family show. Kudos to a film well done.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Farmer Charles Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton) has used his fortune to build a spaceship capable of carrying a single person into outer space. His entire family helps him on the project and they develop significant mathematical muscles as well as specialized knowledge about space travel.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Michael Polish for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Geyer Kosinski for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Charles Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton), Audrey ‘Audie’ Farmer (Virginia Madsen), Shepard Farmer (Max Theiriot), FBI Agent Mathis (Mark Polish), FBI Agent Kilbourne (Jon Gries), and Kevin Munchak (Tim Blake Nelson).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. One of the best Billy Bob Thornton films on the market. A great evening watch.

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