“If we don’t have a dream, we have nothing.” Those are just some of many memorable and inspirational lines from The Astronaut Farmer.
I don’t normally watch the in-flight movie on cross-country or international flights because they’re usually just too much pablum. But when I saw the trailer for The Astronaut Farmer on a flight from the West Coast yesterday I thought it might be a little different than the norm. And was I ever right.
I won’t describe the storyline (you can get a good idea from watching the trailer below), but I will tell you that I was so inspired by the movie that I pre-ordered the DVD that releases on July 10. This will be a permanent part of my collection of inspirational movies like Rudy, Braveheart, Hoosiers, Akeelah and the Bee, Miracle and more.
Now don’t get me wrong. This is not an Academy Award winning movie (but it’s star, Billy Bob Thornton, has won an Academy Award and does a great job in this role). In fact, it’s a little “cheesy” in spots. But the inspiration and positive messages of the movie more than make up for it. Best of all, this is a family-oriented movie (though rated PG) that every older child should see.
Watch the trailer below (be sure and check the name on the side of the rocket) and then pre-order it from Amazon or other source. But more than anything, live by the theme of the movie — no matter what those around you say or believe, never give up on your dream!Stumble it! Del.icio.us