`Farmer' doesn't make it into orbit

Review C-

February 23, 2007|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critic

By all means, let's not squelch a man's dreams.

The Astronaut Farmer, in which a frustrated astronaut builds a rocket out of spare parts salvaged from a NASA junkyard, and sacrifices everything he and his family own in this world for a few minutes in space, suggests that no length is too extreme when it's dreams we're talking about.

The Astronaut Farmer (Warner Bros.) Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen. Directed by Michael Polish. Rated PG. Time 100 minutes.

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