Moon with Sam Rockwell
On Friday after eating way to much food at Tommy’s we went to the Cedar Lee Cinema to see the movie Moon. Last March Moon was showing during the Cleveland Film Festival but I chose to see The Brother’s Bloom which happened to playing at the same time.
A few months ago I heard that Moon would be playing at Cedar Lee and I was happy to see it is finally there. Even though I heard great things about the movie I never took the time to read what it was about. On Friday I walked into the theater knowing very little about what I was going to watch.
It’s definitely a must see and I really don’t want to give away to much in this post. Sam Rockwell does an amazing job playing a dual-role in this film. I’ve seen Rockwell in a few other films but they didn’t compare to this one. The film is very interesting and also slightly disturbing. It’s one of those films that really makes you think when you leave the theater. I love movies like this. Go see it if you get a chance. It won’t be in the theater for very long.
A little more about the film from imdb.com. (The description below leaves out a pretty big detail about the film)
“Sam Bell has a three year contract to work for Lunar Industries. His primary job responsibility is to harvest and periodically rocket back to Earth supplies of helium-3, the current clean and abundant fuel used on Earth. There is no direct communication link available between the lunar station and Earth, so his only direct real-time interaction is with GERTY, the intelligent computer whose function is to attend to his day to day needs.
With two weeks to go, he gets into an accident at one of the mechanical harvesters and is rendered unconscious. Injured, he awakens back at the station in the infirmary, he assumes assisted by GERTY. After his recuperation, he takes an unauthorized trip back to the broken harvester, where he makes an unexpected discovery. Because of his find, he begins to doubt his sanity, then his true identity, then the company and GERTY’s willingness to do what is best for him. Because of his resulting beliefs, his sole mission becomes how to get back to Earth on his own.”
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