Sunday, May 22, 2011

1569 - Moon

I went into this film knowing only two things - one that it was a sci-fi film and two that it was more-or-less a one-hander with Sam Rockwell as the one-hander.  And let me tell you, what a perfect way to go into this film - and it makes it so that I want others to go into it as well.  I'll set the scene, but only that - I don't want to disrupt any of the plotting going on - so it's the (near?) future and after a period of the world becoming over polluted a company has discovered how to turn particles from the moon into clean energy for the planet.  Sam Rockwell plays Sam Bell, a man who has been on the moon for the last three years, the sole citizen of a ship designed to monitor the machines that collect the moon particles.  The film starts when he's two weeks away from heading home.  This is all I'll say.
This film has been out for some time now, but I urge anyone who is late to it like me, to check it out.  Sam Rockwell is nothing short of brilliant here, but the real star of this film is it's exceptional writing and plotting.  Well done!  For a small indie film this had the same production value of most sfi-films from big budgets.  I realize I've been vague but that's because I don't want to spoil any of the goodness!  See it, see it, see it!
Moon  Moon [Blu-ray]


Screenwriting Spinster said...

Saw it in the theatres. Really liked it.

Jeremy said...

It's really quite something, isn't it? The kind of film that sticks with you days after. Really nice.