2018   USA, Japan First Man
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Director:Damien Chazelle
Studio:Universal Pictures
Writer:Josh Singer, James R. Hansen
IMDb Rating:7.5 (70,942 votes)
Genre:Biography, Drama, History
Duration:141 min
Damien Chazelle  ...  (Director)
Josh Singer, James R. Hansen  ...  (Writer)
Ryan Gosling  ...  Neil Armstrong
Claire Foy  ...  Janet Armstrong
Jason Clarke  ...  Ed White
Kyle Chandler  ...  Deke Slayton
Corey Stoll  ...  Buzz Aldrin
Patrick Fugit  ...  Elliot See
Christopher Abbott  ...  Dave Scott
Ciarán Hinds  ...  Bob Gilruth
Olivia Hamilton  ...  Pat White
Pablo Schreiber  ...  Jim Lovell
Shea Whigham  ...  Gus Grissom
Lukas Haas  ...  Mike Collins
Ethan Embry  ...  Pete Conrad
Brian d'Arcy James  ...  Joe Walker
Cory Michael Smith  ...  Roger Chaffee
Justin Hurwitz  ...  Composer
Linus Sandgren  ...  Cinematographer
Tom Cross  ...  Editor
Comments: We've seen this film a few times before: accidents happen, shit fucks up, people die, family drama, success, cry.

I like that story, and this version is presented well. Nice attention to character detail, eg., Buzz has a small role that stands out by virtue of two spoken lines.

At least a few people have expressed gaga over the ending of the film. I felt it sort of petered out or I might have given it closer to 5 stars.

Summary: A Biopic on the life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk the moon. Exploring the sacrifices and costs on the Nation and Neil himself, during one of the most dangerous missions in the history of space travel.

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