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Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong's perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
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Critics Consensus: First Man uses a personal focus to fuel a look back at a pivotal moment in human history - and takes audiences on a soaring dramatic journey along the way.
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Intimate, serious drama about reluctant space hero.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that First Man is Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle's (La La Land) serious, fact-based movie about legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong. It's set during the tumultuous decade leading up to Armstrong's historic Apollo 11 moon mission. Ryan Gosling stars as Armstrong, the smart, brave, determined, extremely stoic engineer-pilot-astronaut who persevered to eventually become the first person to walk on the moon. Along the way, he and NASA must weather life-threatening situations including mission failures, dangerous test flights, and even the death of valued team members -- but this is more of an artful character study than an Apollo 13-style thriller. Expect social drinking, chain smoking, infrequent but memorable swearing (including "s--t," "damn," and one "f---ing"), and several tense, sad scenes of characters in peril. A child's death isn't shown, but the impact is clear. Claire Foy co-stars as Armstrong's wife, Janet, who has a larger role here than many "NASA wives" in similarly themed films. Some scenes were shot with a handheld camera in a way that can be jarring.
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- Release Date:October 12, 2018
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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