First Man

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  133 min.
Release Date: October 12, 2018
DVD: January 22, 2019
Blu-ray: January 22, 2019
VOD: January 8, 2019
Digital: January 8, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 3.51
based on 194 votes and 70 reviews
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Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, Lukas Haas, Pablo Schreiber, Ethan Embry, Shea Whigham

Synopsis

The story of astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling), and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.

Years before Apollo 11 first touched ground on the moon, superior engineer Neil Armstrong catches the attention of NASA, which is looking for pilots with excellent backgrounds in engineering. He’s recruited as an astronaut and moves his wife Jan (Claire Foy) and their family to Houston, where he embarks on his new career for his country.

The Cold War ignites a rivalry between the United States and Soviet Union, and a race ensues to see which country will be the first to send a man to the moon. America set its sights on achieving the lunar landing before the end of the decade and Armstrong is tasked with commanding the mission. However, this trip is not without its risks, and as the launch date looms closer, Armstrong must fight to ignore the catastrophic danger and growing doubts that surround this impossible goal.

Based on the 2005 book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen. Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Ryan Gosling was born and raised in London, Ontario

Director: Damien Chazelle
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Damien Chazelle, Isaac Klausner
Screenplay: Josh Singer
Official Site: FirstMan.com

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  • 5 stars "This was for me as a producer of content, best picture, the timelessness of a period piece which will forever live in all of our memories. You some times feel as if you are actually there."
  • 1 star "So boring"
  • 1 star "is this a Joke ? nothing more than a Hollywood cash grab too bad they don't tell the truth about what Really happened with this but History is replete with Fake news most likely cnn had a hand in writing this junk !"