O ccasionally, a movie comes along that blows me away whether it’s the story, the acting, or the scenery, i can’t get over how good the movie is or how good i feel when leaving the theater that’s how i felt when i saw “october sky. Parents need to know that october sky is a moving drama based on a true story centers on a very difficult, tense father-son relationship ultimately, the movie is about following your dreams, no matter how unachievable they might feel.
By far the most moving scenes in ''october sky'' are the home-movie snippets, circa 1957, that show the real people on whom the film's characters are based otherwise, despite its ''based on a true story'' opening credit, this earnest, nostalgic film has a way of seeming too good to be true.
October sky is a horrible movie the acting was bad, the score was bad, the writing was bad, and it tried way to hard to be sad or serious but, i still liked and enjoyed it it was entertaining, even though some parts were laughably bad. October sky doesn't seem like much on paper, but it is an entertaining, smart movie that is calculated to satisfy the all-american notion that anyone can do anything as long as he tries hard enough and never stops believing. It's 1957 and in the october sky among the stars, a russian-made satellite makes cold war americans look up in suspicion and fear among them, homer hickman gazes instead in awe. Although october sky is a film with no surprises from its soundtrack of '50s rock 'n' roll standards to its triumph over adversity themes, this teen-years biography of a nasa scientist who got.
October sky opened on february 19, 1999 in 1,495 theaters and had an opening weekend gross of $5,905,250 at its widest theater release, 1,702 theaters were showing the movie the movie has had a total lifetime gross of $34,675,800 worldwide critical reception the film received critical acclaim from film critics.
October sky ins the best feel good movie ever made one of the things thats great about the film is the film doesn't go over board in it's sentimentality never does it feel overly sentimental, corny or embarrassing this is the type of film that you will definitely feel good right after watching it.
Like rudy, hoosiers or fly away home, october sky is a heroic, if imperfect film it's a shame the messages that propel it are weighed down by language that will, for some families, keep october sky from ever getting off the ground. Like the hero of october sky,'' i remember the shock that ran through america when the russians launched sputnik on oct 5, 1957 like the residents of coalwood, wva in the movie, i joined the neighbors out on the lawn, peering into the sky with binoculars at a speck of moving light that was fairly easy to see.