Proxima

Proxima

DVD - 2020 | Widescreen version
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Sarah is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stella, her seven-year-old daughter. Sarah feels guilty that she cannot spend more time with her child. When Sarah is chosen to be part of the crew of a year-long space mission called "Proxima", it creates chaos in the mother-daughter relationship.
Publisher: [United States] : Vertical Entertainment, [2020]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD PRO DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo,surround,Dolby Digital 2.0,Dolby Digital 5.1
laser optical,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: Proxima (Motion picture : 2019)

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pomona13_
Mar 22, 2021

I agree with the preceding comment, but still can't recommend this film. I realize that lots of work was put in to make the training aspect of astronauts realistic, but was disappointed that we never actually got to see how Eva Green's character acutally did once she made it into space. If the movie had been half about training and half about her expriences on the ISS, the movie would have been far more interesting and well rounded.

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jorele
Mar 07, 2021

I was so intrigued with the premise of this movie.....the emotional & physical contrast with wanting to be both the ‘best’ mother & the best ‘woman’ astronaut. A great look at what it takes physically to be an astronaut.....man or woman. But the ending was ridiculous....no way would she be able to sneak her daughter to look at the rocket....let alone escape her quarantine. And she would jeopardize the whole flight? I think not. Also, the Russians don’t do the ‘10, 9, 8...countdown. Watch it & be amazed at what being an astronaut is like & then suspend reality.

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Jan 24, 2021

The two leading actors, Eva Green and Matt Dillon, should have made this a great film. Eva fulfills her part in that direction, but Matt is rarely seen and his performance is wooden, cold, and unlikable. Not his fault if he did what the script and director called for. But that’s not as disturbing as the fact that this is NOT a space movie, NOT a mission to Mars, NOT one second of space travel whatsoever.
Instead, it’s an intense drama about the decision to fulfill Eva’s lifelong dream to become an astronaut with its unmatched fame, fortune and feeling of unparalleled accomplishment. We suffer through Eva’s grueling ordeal of training to become an astronaut on a 3-person mission to Mars. Eva’s mission leader, Matt, doesn’t like her. Her space agency supervisor doesn’t like her. And she has serious health problems and great difficulty with the physical demands of the training. If she fails in space, she or her two teammates could die.
The decision complexity is compounded by the fact that her 10-year-old daughter has serious learning deficiencies and multiple fears and phobias. She doesn’t want to spend a year with divorced Daddy who has no parenting skills and doesn’t want to raise a kid he doesn’t particularly like. It also means going to a new school with no friends and no social skills for making friends. So the girl will be losing her mother, her home, her school, and everything else she knew. Losing them for well over a year due to her mother’s before and after mission duties. A million things could cause Eva to die before returning home.
The ONLY saving grace in this disaster of a movie is the glimpse of the enormous physical, mental, and personal life difficulties an astronaut faces. It is not until the last few seconds of this move that the viewer finally learns Eva’s decision – fly to Mars or run back to her little girl. Conclusion: this movie is a chore to watch but full of intense drama.

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