The Astronaut's Wife is a crime against humanity -- exactly what I would expect from the writer of Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (aka Candyman II). For those that don't know, The Astronaut's Wife is the relatively uncreative, uninteresting story of t
Astronaut's Wife, The
Directors: Rand Ravich
Producers: Andrew Lazar
Writers: Rand Ravich
Features: Original Theatrical Trailer, Cast and Crew Filmographies, DVD-ROM Features: Access all of the original website contents, Read the screenplay while you watch the film, Up-to-the-minute information on cast and crew members with web links, Bonus Lord of the Rings Web Browser, Change the look of your Desktop, Meet Other Fans Online Video: Widescreen 2.35:1 (Anamorphic) Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC] ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC] Subtitles: English
Johnny Depp - Spencer Armacost
Charlize Theron - Jillian Armacost
Joe Morton - Sherman Reese
Clea DuVall - Nan
The Astronaut's Wife is a crime against humanity -- exactly what I would expect from the writer of Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (aka Candyman II). For those that don't know, The Astronaut's Wife is the relatively uncreative, uninteresting story of two astronauts (Depp and somebody who dies in the first 10 minutes) who have the horrifying experience of momentarily losing contact with their ship while repairing a satellite. Upon their return to earth, they act a little strange, bringing up the question (shockingly) of whether or not something totally crazy happened to them during that two minutes.
Yeah, so the film's pretty queer. It's a predictable "is he or isn't he" movie with few redeeming qualities. First there's Depp. I make it a point to see his films no matter how bad they look, and am usually impressed with his performance. This movie isn't really an exception. He's about as good as anybody could be in this movie, but Lord, the accent! What was he thinking?! Anyway, the second possible good point is Charlize Theron -- I usually go for the short hair. Unfortunately, she doesn't really do it for me in this film for some reason. As for her acting, she doesn't do a bad job -- cries on cue a few times and gets thrown down the stairs.
There isn't much else to say about the film. It's yet another example of rehashed crap that far too many people paid to see.
Now to the DVD: It's fine, but not great. The sound is good. The picture is quite good. Basically that's all that's offered on this DVD -- I had hoped New Line would come through with a little more (maybe some stills of Depp or something), but they more than make up for it with their other releases. If only the public at large had shown The Astronaut's Wife the same indifference...