Kyle J. Steenblik

First Man is Subdued and Inspiring [Review]

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First Man
4 stars out of 5
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Screenplay by Josh Singer
Based on First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen
Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy
Production company Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment, Phantasma
Release date October 12, 2018
Running time 133 minutes
Rated PG-13 for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. DreamWorks Pictures co-finances the film.

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