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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A lonely widower battles his family, ill health and time to win a competition for a golden ticket to space.

Cast

  • Richard Dreyfuss
  • Lyriq Bent
  • Colm Feore
  • Krista Bridges
  • Art Hindle
  • Richie Lawrence
  • Graham Greene
  • Jennifer Phipps
  • Joan Gregson
  • Sandra Beech

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Trivia

  • Premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival where Richard Dreyfuss showed up for a q & a session
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Metacritic

63
Jul 27, 2019

The underlying idea is pregnant with promise but writer/director Shelagh McLeod, making her feature debut, is trapped by the time limitations of a film into cutting narrative corners and cheating to achieve an upbeat ending.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
75
Jul 24, 2019

I like the way McLeod handles the genre. The easiest thing to do would be for her to write Feore’s Elon Musk-y space-or-bust character as a villain, thus making it impossible not to root for her protagonist (who warns of a potential load-bearing problem with the space-plane’s runway). McLeod resists that urge though.

Metacritic review by Brad Wheeler
Brad Wheeler
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
60
Jun 29, 2019

Despite its title, this mild-mannered feature debut from British TV actor turned writer-director Shelagh McLeod remains determinedly earthbound for most of its duration, more heart-tugging family saga than intergalactic adventure.

Metacritic review by Stephen Dalton
Stephen Dalton
The Hollywood Reporter