The Astronaut's Wife

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A science fiction thriller that doesn’t, is Astronauts Wife. This film began with a shuttle mission into outer space to repair a satellite. Spencer, played by Johnny Depp, and fellow astronaut Alex, were on a routine space-walk outside the shuttle. NASA mysteriously lost contact with them for an entire 2 minutes. (I’ve lost things like my wallet and keys, but I’ve never lost time.) When NASA regained contact, Spencer and Alex were back inside the shuttle and both were unconscious. The mission was cancelled and the men were brought back to Earth. Spencer’s wife Jillian soon learned that something had gone wrong and demanded to know if her husband was dead. She was told that he was in a coma, but she was allowed to remain by his bedside. Eventually, he was released from the hospital. He began acting a little strange, but Jillian attributed his bizarre behavior to his near death experience in space. My wife says I’m always acting strange – and I don’t have an excuse. Spencer resigned from NASA and began treating Jillian differently. Jillian knew something was wrong, but just couldn’t figure out exactly what. I hate it when that happens! They moved to New York where Spencer designed jets and Jillian’s suspicions grew about who and what Spencer was. Anyway, let’s look at the facts: Spencer goes into outer space, loses contact with Earth for 2 minutes, quits his dream job, and doesn’t know his wife. Hmmm.. Do you think he might be an alien? I don’t really know what this movie was trying to convey. It was supposed to be full of suspense and excitement, but I must have had my eyes closed because I missed it. This movie as a whole just doesn’t come together. I give it a C rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.