Space Farming, from J T Holley

February 26, 2007 |

 If you are looking for another movie that promotes individuals following dreams intently, second chances, father-son relationships, anti government with their frivolous laws, individuals making choices, and unconditional love, then go see Warner Independent's Astronaut Farmer.

Billy Bob is excellent for the part and the only other human I think that could fill the shoes of the role Charlie Farmer. Bruce Willis plays an antagonist in the film. Anyone looking for a film that involves the brighter side of existentialism other than the Woody Allen take will also enjoy this.

Of course, those on the Spec List that seek and need great examples on non-altruistic heroes will get their fill with ole' Charlie Farmer! Couple of lines that I love were as follows:

(When pulling his son out of of school for a month) "You are here to teach him History; I'm going to show him how to make History"

(After burying his Father-in-law he sees a man on the ranch looking over things, and finding out he was an appraiser for the bank going through on foreclosure) "How many head of cattle you got here Farmer?" He replies, "Enough." "How many acres?" He replies, "Do you know how hard it is to find a dead body on 362 acres?"

There is plenty of Countin' dealing with "rocket fuel" and tons of lessons on risk and reward. One of the main themes is "you have to take big risks to get big rewards." Capitalism is portrayed in a favorable light as well utilizing NASCAR!

Great film. The boys and girls of Hollywood really let the government know how they felt with this one.

It is PG, and I took my 4, 6, and 8 year olds with me. Those more conservative than my family might want to go at it alone or with the spouse.





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