|release date (Theaters)||October 4 2013|
|studio||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|writer||Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón|
|starring||Sandra Bullock, George Clooney|
SynopsisBullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone‹tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left.
Gravity is without question the most visceral experience I’ve had in a theater this year. I say this without hesitation and in no uncertain terms. I might even be playing it down a little bit since I can’t recall the last time a film had this kind of an effect on me. Having seen the trailers and clips I had a handle on what the content would be but I was utterly wrong about how I would ultimately process the material. Yes, it’s a “ride” in the summer movie sense of the word, but it’s also deeply moving – something I wasn’t at all expecting. It’s also downright horrifying*. …Read More