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October Sky

3 Ratings: 4.3
Drama and Kids & Family movie directed by Joe Johnston

Based on the memoirRocket Boysby Homer H. Hickam Jr.,October Skyemerged as one of the most delightful sleepers of 1999--a small miracle of good ol' fashioned movie-making in the cynical, often numbingly trendy Hollywood of the late 20th century. … see full wiki

Director: Joe Johnston
Genre: Family, Drama
2 reviews about October Sky
review by . April 17, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
I first encountered Jake Gyllenhaal in "Donnie Darko" a couple of years ago, and was blown away by his natural style of acting and easy likeability. I have both versions of that film, and go back to them often. More recently, I saw Gyllenhaall in "Brokeback Mountain," was again amazed at his warmth and humanity onscreen. I decided to try this earlier film and absolutely love it. As a family-oriented movie, parts are a little bit predictable, but you really root for the kids and their dream of building …
review by . December 13, 2002
Pros: determination     Cons: n/a     The Bottom Line: space doesn't have a bottom line, it is endless, much like this little REQUIRED bracket on Epinions        Homer Hickman had no real dreams. Born to a moderate family in Coalwood, W. Va., in the heart of mining country, he faced a future in the bottom of the mines. Like his father and his father before him. Homer’s brother Jim faced another future. Strong and confident, …
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