The Aeronauts

The AeronautsThe exciting ballooning scenes coupled with the nonlinear storyline keep this film moving right along.  This film is based on an actual flight taken by James Glaisher but Amelia Wren is a fictionalized compilation of several female balloonists of the time, his actual co-pilot Henry Tracey Coxwell is completely omitted from the film.  The chemistry between Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones (On the Basis of Sex) is still palpable.  This is the visceral kind of movie that is best seen on the big screen.

Our Rating for “The Aeronauts”:

4.5 Cupcakes Rating - The GBY

Official Trailer “The Aeronauts”:

Official Synopsis “The Aeronauts”:

In 1862, pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world, they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

“The Aeronauts” Q & A TIFF 2019


Principal Cast Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Himesh Patel (Yesterday)
Director Tom Harper
Screenwriter Tom Harper, Jack Thorne
Cinematographer George Steel
Editor Mark Eckersley
 Production Companies Mandeville Films, FilmNation Entertainment
Run Time 100 minutes
Genre Action, Adventure, Biography
Premier Telluride Film Festival 2019

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