In this dazzling spectacle, a daredevil balloon pilot and a revolutionary scientist at the dawn of discovery in the Victorian age must fight to survive when they become trapped in the sky.
In 1862 London, a balloon prepares to take the highest recorded flight in history. The passengers comprise one Mr. James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne), a scientist convinced that studying the skies up-close can help predict the weather and lead to the discoveries of his lifetime, and Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones), a consummate showman and freewheeling balloonist still reeling from the disastrous death of her husband on their last flight. Amidst a flurry of flair, this mismatched duo rockets upwards. But as the air slowly thins and the fair weather turns stormy, a series of tense, life-threatening obstacles await—ones that will test everything James and Amelia have, if they are able to survive. With unparalleled precision and great visual skill, director Tom Harper (Wild Rose, PFF SpringFest 2019) guides these accomplished performers through the challenges that await, ratcheting up the tension at every turn. Jones and Redmayne crackle in their parts, giving a new spin to the period piece chemistry they honed in The Theory of Everything. Subverting expectations, The Aeronauts re-invents the disaster flick within small confines with grand imagination.
CAST: EDDIE REDMAYNE, FELICITY JONES, TOM COURTENAY, HIMESH PATEL
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