The Astronaut Farmer (2006) 720p YIFY Movie

The Astronaut Farmer (2006)

The Astronaut Farmer is a movie starring Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, and Bruce Dern. A NASA astronaut (Thornton), forced to retire years earlier so he could save his family farm, has never given up his dream of space travel...

IMDB: 6.32 Likes

  • Genre: Adventure | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.26G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 104
  • IMDB Rating: 6.3/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 1 / 4

The Synopsis for The Astronaut Farmer (2006) 720p

Texan Charles Farmer left the Air Force as a young man to save the family ranch when his dad died. Like most American ranchers, he owes his bank. Unlike most, he's an astrophysicist with a rocket in his barn - one he's built and wants to take into space. It's his dream. The FBI puts him under surveillance when he tries to buy rocket fuel; the FAA stalls him when he files a flight plan - it's post-9/11, after all. His wife is angry when she finds out their bank is initiating foreclosure. Charlie fears failure and decides, precipitously, to launch. Are twenty-first century American dreams just a sign of insanity? Are those who believe in dreamers only fools?


The Director and Players for The Astronaut Farmer (2006) 720p

[Director]Michael Polish
[Role:]Bruce Dern
[Role:]Max Thieriot
[Role:]Virginia Madsen
[Role:]Billy Bob Thornton


The Reviews for The Astronaut Farmer (2006) 720p


A Great Rocket RideReviewed bymanoymanoVote: 9/10

This is a wonderful movie. Simple and elegantly made. There are many layers to this movie that haven't been written about on this site. More like frustration and negativity seem to fuel these message boards. Cynicism is alive and well. The knit-pickers can make a nice lint blindfold if they choose not to see this movie for what it is: entertainment. Like Spielberg, Capra and many others the Polish brothers have arrived with a classic piece of storytelling.

The Polish Brothers have depth and while it seems it's their glossy turn to make a Hollywood movie they continue with their wit and edge, try and spot "The Last Supper" scene. Look for the homage to "The Right Stuff", "Apollo 13" and "Armageddon". The son is named Shepard after the astronaut. And I assume that the daughter is named Stanley after Stanley Kubrick since the Grandpa is named HAL ( 2001 : Space Odyssey). There's definitely an undertone for the hardcore Polish brothers fans. The dialogue alone is worth the price admission. Of course you'll need to suspend your disbelief for a story that seems so far fetched, a man launching himself into space, although I have read of 2 rocket men who have attempted this same idea-- but every time you walk into a movie theater you have to surrender some logic. Just the fact it's called a "movie" should tell you something before you purchase the ticket.

It's unfortunate that most reviewers feel like victims and have a need to share their boredom. I can imagine this movie not doing good with men who have lost their inspiration or desire. My brother in fact didn't like this movie because he said it wasn't possible. I don't remember him having this much trouble with "E.T." or "Forest Gump". My brother gave up his dream of being a writer, he now teaches high school drama. I debated with him over the fact this movie is also metaphorical and it's about everyones dream. That is why the rocket is named "The Dreamer" because everyone is dreamer, or has a dream they're building. This movie really shook up my brother and his dislike of this movie should motivate him.

I enjoyed this movie so much. I was able to bring my dad, kids and husband and that in itself is a triumph and the filmmakers should be awarded for that.

9 out of 10 stars, only because I am keeping one star for my dream.

The Astronaut Farmer is an excellent 'Follow-your-dreams' movieReviewed bytavmVote: 10/10

Billy Bob Thornton stars as the title character, a farmer who wants to go to space but faces resistance wherever he goes except for his family and even they sometimes have doubts. Virginia Madsen plays his mostly supportive wife. Tim Blake Nelson plays his lawyer. Bruce Dern plays the grandpa. J. K. Simmons plays the FAA head who tries to stop Thornton. Kiersten Warren (who you may have recognized as Nora on "Desperate Housewives") is Madsen's fellow waitress. And a Big Movie Star appears as a former astronaut who tries to talk Thornton out of his dreams (sorry, you have to watch the movie to see who it is). There's lots of Capra-corn inspiration and drama that should make believers out of anyone who still have dreams he or she would love to come true. On that note, I highly recommend this movie, The Astronaut Farmer, to every family member out there!

Can't quite lift offReviewed byKingMFreakVote: 6/10

I received free passes to an advance screening of Astronaut Farmer and figured, "what the hell, free movie in advance. I'll take it." I proceeded to the theater, which was packed with children and adults of all ages. I settled into my seat and let the magic begin.

Astronaut Farmer is the story of Charles Farmer (Billy Bob Thorton), a man who used to work for the military, but was forced to retire to save his family farm. He dreams about going into the inky blackness of space, a place he has aspired to reach for a long time. So he sets out building a rocket in his backyard, which soon draws the attention of NASA, FAA, FBI, CIA, and the press.

When you go into Astronaut Farmer, be prepared to throw the laws of physics and logic out the window, as this one tries to be real, but suffers from a few flaws. First, the rocket is built in Billy's garage, which is made of timber. Timber would incinerate immediately on take off. Good idea? NO! The movie also pulls out the cliché handbook and takes an example from every chapter. The looming bad guys, the goofy sidekicks, the bank's foreclosures, the family tension, failing now and succeeding later, and poor jokes. The movie is entertaining enough, but there's something wrong with a movie that's 100 minutes and feels like 2+ hours.

Would I have purchased tickets to see this? No, but I probably would rent it on DVD. It is a good film for the family though, so on that level I'd say see it (the movie is rated PG). Or just wait until it comes to DVD and rent it for the family then. Fun movie, but only worthwhile in a family environment.

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