Lucy in the Sky

Lucy in the Sky
Lucy in the Sky
  • R
  • 2h 5m
  • 2019
Rotten23%
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Natalie Portman and John Hamm star in this captivating drama inspired by true events ripped from the headlines. After star astronaut Lucy Cola (Portman) earns a coveted spot in a NASA mission, she’s moved by the transcendence of being in space. But when she returns to earth, her everyday life feels too small. Soon, she engages in a reckless love triangle that threatens her career and her sanity.

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Critics Consensus: Natalie Portman gives it her all, but it isn't enough to overcome Lucy in the Sky's confused approach to its jumbled story.
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Woman loses her grip in fact-based drama with sex, language.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Lucy in the Sky is a fact-based drama about astronaut Lucy Cola (Natalie Portman), who starts becoming disassociated from reality after she returns from a mission to space and makes an attempt on someone's life. The movie shows the pressures of NASA training and space missions and suggests that being seen as heroes can be hard for those in the astronaut program. Sexual content is mature, particularly a scene in which a man performs oral sex on a woman as she moans (no nudity). Violence is infrequent and mostly implied, like when Lucy grabs a rope, a knife, and duct tape on the way to confront a romantic rival. Characters often drink too much -- when they do, they slur and stumble. Alcohol also makes a woman brave enough to pursue an extramarital affair. Language is scattered throughout the movie; one character frequently calls others "f--ker," and we also hear "f--k," "f--king," "s--t," and "ass." A character who uses an oxygen tank smokes and is chided by a loved one. Female astronauts have strong roles, but at least one doesn't exactly live up to the hero designation (though she is driven and hardworking).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date:October 4, 2019
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