Actors: Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall, Samantha Eggar
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about The Astronaut's Wife|
| This movie is about the perfect all-American couple: a brave, honored NASA astronaut and his beautiful wife, school-teacher. Both husband and wife were passionately in love with each other that they could sense each other even when he was floating in space and she was two hundred thousand miles away from him on earth. And in two minutes it all turned to mysterious horror as astronaut Spencer Armacost loses total consciousness, while he was on a routine space shuttle mission, returning home just barely alive and a bewildered hero.
Spencer became an alien during his mission in outer space. The President along with the whole nation and his friends celebrate his safe return to earth, but to his wife Jillian something seems weirdly wrong from the moment he returns to Earth.
Spencer immediately retires after a mysterious mission into space leaves him changed, and these events send his wife Jillian into chain of chilling events, as she's ready to give birth to her loving husband's twin babies.
--Faiza Iqtidar, Resident Scholar
|Gillian and Spencer Armacost are a happily married couple. They have a wonderful life in their home in Florida until Spencerīs last mission in space, where he and his colleague lose contact with their ship and earth for two minutes. Back on earth everybody is happy because of their survival... until certain events cause Gillian Armacost to ask herself what happened to the two men during those two minutes...
--Maja Hoffmann, Resident Scholar
|THE ASTRONAUT'S WIFE is a movie written and directed by Rand Ravich in 1999.
During a space shuttle mission, two astronauts, Johnny Depp and Nick Cassavetes, lose contact for a short moment with the NASA after the explosion of a satellite. While Cassavetes dies a few days later on earth, Johnny Depp recovers and accepts a job as an executive in NYC. Soon his wife Charlize Theron gets pregnant expecting twins. But Joe Morton contacts Charlize and explains to her that her husband may have had a close encounter of the third kind during the two minutes he was out of sight during the accident. Didn't she notice anything different in Depp's behaviour recently ?
ALIEN on Earth.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- science fiction story
Character operated on/altered?
Kind of alteration:
- Controlling alien in body
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- (woman) short/butch/lez
- White (American)
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (man) short/standard straight
- White (American)
- An "It".
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- can change shapes
- mind control
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- 20th century (1970's to Present)
Takes place on Earth?
- in spacesuit
Tone of movie
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- major character impregnated against her will
Kinds of F/X
- exotic aliens
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