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Set in the near future, follows the story of a man isolated on a moon base for three years who is lonely, but not alone.
The One & Only..
A wonderfully shot and beautifully acted movie. It's stunning to think that we only see Sam Rockwell throughout - with the exception of his house computer Gerty (Kevin Spacey) - he is the only person on screen & yet the film seems well populated. The space station is the other star of the show - like 2001 it uses bleak whiteness to great effect. The story is intriguing, well paced & touching. A hot recommend.
While this is a auspicious and mostly well-paced debut for director Duncan Jones, it's held together by Sam Rockwell's terrific central performance, for which he deserves tremendous kudos. In many ways Moon harks back to an earlier, gentler age of sf film-making, where character psychology and the enforced isolation of space serve as a backdrop for exploring what it means to be human. Nevertheless Moon eschews an overly-cerebral approach in favour of a compelling everyman character and an emotionally affecting performance. I ended up seeing it three times at the cinema, and it still retained enough appeal to want to watch it again on a recent flight. I'll be adding it to my collection this week.
Totally unexpected - brilliant movie!
If you want a movie full of special effects and alien creatures then this is not for you. If however you want a movie with a great character actor and one of the best plot twists you will see then this is an absolute must. Massively under-rated and one of the best movies I've ever seen. Sam Rockwell delivers a real tour de force as does Kevin Spacey, but not as you've ever seen him - sheer brilliance.
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 2009
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