Sometimes I get stuck in a rut when it comes to watching films. I either just watch anything that comes…
Sometimes one dream is enough to light up the whole sky.
Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
October Sky is one of the most inspiring and well done biopics I've had the privilege to witness. The film tells the true story of Homer Hickam, a teenager with nothing special going for him until one night he witnesses a rocket soar through the sky. This ignites a passion for rocket science in him and he sets out to follow his dream and escape his home town, which is basically a poverty-ridden coal mining settlement (not a fun place at all).
Like I said before, this is one of the most inspiring films that has been made in my opinion. The acting is something that could either make or break the film, and it certainly made it. Gyllenhaal is…
A nice true drama about how four kids in West Virginia doomed for the coal mines escape into the world of rocket building in the late 1950s. Another quality movie from Jake Gyllenhaal, that failed to ignite the box office. Chris Cooper plays his dad...who of course final sees the light at the end of the movie.
"October Sky" is a heartwarming, inspiring tale that is gorgeously directed and acted.
Jake Gyllenhaal, in his breakout film, plays Homer Hickham, the son of a miner from a small town where life is already mapped out for him. In this affecting and beautiful true story, we watch young Homer convince his town and stubborn father (who does stubborn better than Chris Cooper?) that he can break out of the mold and enter the exciting world of rocketry.
And by the way, I called it. When I left the theater after seeing "October Sky," I said to my friends: Jake Gyllenhaal is gonna be a star.
Film O of My A-Z Movie Challenge
No. The coal mine is your life, it's not mine... I'm never going down there again... I wanna go into space.
Well bloody shit's hell what a tear-jerker, eh? I'm a sucker for father-son stories. And on the basis of this one is a strong and wonderful true story of a son and his father who doesn't see much eye-to-eye. Homer (Jake Gyllenhaal) doesn't know what to do with his life. He tries out football akin to his brother who is very successful at it, but he is just not made for the tough guy stuff. His father who is a stubborn and proud man wants Homer to follow in his footsteps…
Featuring a fantastic performance from a young Jake Gyllenhaal, October Sky is a riveting and inspiring film anchored by marvelous acting and direction.
Film 30/30 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
My Scavenger Hunt #4 List.
Item 12. Film featuring a genius!
October Sky is your typical adorable single male looking for love that can be easily spotted, responded, and eventually satiated. it might have the makings of an honest love and yet it fails to impart the embrace and the sympathy it needs - maybe it is with the not so charming lead character or the investment to portray the experimentation with the rockets. or the decision to implement the interest to Gyllenhaal's character with the supporting kids as disposable creatures is a faulty as they mattered in the film. it could've been the Stand By Me formula or even…
Fortunate to have read an early draft of the script before watching - excellent way to learn what needs to be cut out but still maintain a flowing structure. Also, very inspiring - sometimes I wish I had that extent of hardship to motivate me to do the impossible.
It's vanilla, it plays it safe, but it's a uplifting little film. Speaking of "little" Jake Gyllenhaal looking like a 1, 2, cutie pie every bit of 18 years old. Kid could act. Fun story about dumb nerds that your mom would cry during.
Wonderfully inspiring and full of nolstagia and character beauty.
This is a film to remember, and how underrated aye?
One of the better feel-good historical dramas that I've seen. I appreciate it when films choose not to stretch the truth, but there were some differences in reality from the film. For the most part, they were minor and understandable, but I don't appreciate getting lied to with regards to getting scholarships. I won't say more about it because that would be a spoiler.
I enjoyed how the father-son dynamic was portrayed here as it wasn't necessarily weighted for one side. There were elements where both the son and the father had legitimate points in why they acted the way they did, which is much better for character development and interest in them. I've also never been so elated to…
An inspiring and uplifting film
One of my favorite family movies.
Great book, decent adaptation.
Una bonita película familiar sobre la importancia de aferrarse a los sueños sin nunca despegar los pies sobre la tierra, y la importancia de creer en uno mismo aún cuando todo parezca estar en nuestra contra. Joe Johnston dirige con buen pulso esta película con muchos toques de drama situada en un Estados Unidos ad portas de una Guerra Fría, llenándola de buenos mensajes y positivismo con un Jake Gyllenhaal muy carismático y una Laura Dern adorable.
Each week I'll post a new letter and all you have to do is nominate a film that you think…