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The Aeronauts (2019)

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Releases December 20, 2019
Pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon.

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Tom Harper

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Tom Harper (story by), Jack Thorne (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Felicity Jones Says She Plays a 'Wildcat' in 'Aeronauts'

Felicity Jones shares why she loved playing hot air balloon pilot Amelia Wren in The Aeronauts, then she and co-star Eddie Redmayne recall some of the most exciting on-set moments.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Felicity Jones ... Amelia Wren
Eddie Redmayne ... James Glaisher
Himesh Patel ... John Trew
Lewin Lloyd Lewin Lloyd ... Charlie
Tim McInnerny ... Airy
Phoebe Fox ... Antonia
Rebecca Front ... Aunt Frances
Anne Reid ... Ethel Glaisher
Tom Courtenay ... Arthur Glaisher
Vincent Perez ... Pierre Rennes
Robert Glenister ... Ned Chambers
Gianni Calchetti ... Royal Society Member (as Gian Kalch)
Julian Ferro ... Peddler
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Charles Green
Kamil Lemieszewski Kamil Lemieszewski ... Scientist of Royal Society
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Storyline

In 1862, pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (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.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

(Rated PG-13 for some peril and thematic elements) | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Aeronauts See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The flight takes place in real time in the movie. See more »

Quotes

James Glaisher: You are the only person who could fly us higher than anyone has ever been.
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Soundtracks

The Aeronauts Waltz
Written by Jack Arnold
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Period drama with fantastic cinematography
10 November 2019 | by Fudge-3See all my reviews

James Glaisher; wan'abe Victorian weatherman, arranges a balloon trip to study the atmosphere with pilot Amelia Rennes.

The film played out more-or-less as I expected with a few scrapes and heroics. I'd been told that the cinematography was really good and that description does not do it justice; it far exceeded my expectations.

I did not like the constant flashbacks that become more meaningless as the movie progresses. Why not start at the launch, rewind then let it play out chronologically?

I liked it when they dropped Posey.


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