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So I think I'm safe enough to say you'll like this movie even if reading about it doesn't make it sound that exciting. The bottom line is that this movie is so very human. The boys who are obsessed with rockets are normal, every day boys sparked with enthusiasm about what can be done. They are following their own stars, their own sense of what is right for them, against the opposition of those who don't understand.
And so, there is a story for each and every one here, a very real story about following your own star, not somebody else's. Yes, it's a feel good movie, but it achieves this through the power of the true story, not out of viewer manipulation.
Very highly recommended.
The characers are terrific. The four heroes, the Rocket Boys, led by Homer Hickham spend weeks developing their rockets, scrounging material, and testing their science by trial and error. The movie provides some subplot relief with typical teenage problems including girls, parents, and being made fun of at school, but the movie, like the Rocket Boys, stays focused on the main event, launching a successful rocket and competing in the national science fair.
Even though you feel you know the ending before the movie finishes, it keeps your attention because the characters are human and you can identify with them. If you are looking for a movie for you and your kids or parents to enjoy together, this is it. It may be one of the 10 best family movies of all time not just 90's.
"This one's gonna go for miles, Homer!" ~Quinten
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Very inspirational. I like this movie and recommend it to anyone who likes inspirational movies.Published 4 days ago by Michael J. Rhodes, Award-Winning Author of The Freedom Code
There’s definite potential in “October Sky,” an immensely entertaining and unabashedly inspirational fact-based drama about a mining-town teenager who... Read more
My husband and I really enjoyed this movie. Our daughter is a school teacher and we're loaning it to her for her high school students to watch.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
Wife grew up with Homer Hickam; cousin lives on same street. The redhead he was crazy about does exist, and is a relative-in-law. Read morePublished 16 days ago by carey mitchell
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