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Moon

(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Astronaut Sam Bell is completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth's primary source of energy on the dark side of the moon: Helium-3. His declining health is causing headaches and hallucinations that lead to a near-fatal accident, rendering him unconscious. After recuperating, an unexpected discovery leads him to doubt his sanity, his identity, and the integrity of the company. Believing he is alone on his mission, his sole purpose is getting back home on his own.
Title: Moon
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2009
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Sony Pictures Classics ; a Liberty Films production in association with Xingu Films and Limelight ; producers, Stuart Fenegan, Trudie Styler ; written by Nathan Parker ; directed by Duncan Jones
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: Astronaut Sam Bell is completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth's primary source of energy on the dark side of the moon: Helium-3. His declining health is causing headaches and hallucinations that lead to a near-fatal accident, rendering him unconscious. After recuperating, an unexpected discovery leads him to doubt his sanity, his identity, and the integrity of the company. Believing he is alone on his mission, his sole purpose is getting back home on his own.
ISBN: 1435974743
9781435974746
Branch Call Number: DVD SciFi MOON
Credits: Director of photography, Gary Shaw ; editor, Nicolas Gaster ; music, Clint Mansell ; story by Duncan Jones.
Performers: Sam Rockwell, Dominique McElligott, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong, Matt Berry, Malcolm Stewart, Kevin Spacey (voice)
System Details: DVD, NTSC; region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Other Language: In English or dubbed French, with optional English SDH or French subtitles
Subject Headings: Astronauts Drama Helium Drama Mining engineering Drama Headache Drama Hallucinations and illusions Drama Discoveries in geography Drama Outer space Exploration Drama Moon Drama
Genre/Form: Science fiction films
Action and adventure films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Astronauts
Helium
Mining engineering
Headache
Hallucinations and illusions
Discoveries in geography
Publisher No: 31525 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Working all by himself on the far side of the moon, Sam Bell is nearing the end of his 3 year contract when he begins to realize that talking to himself is not the worst consequence of having no human contact.

Astronaut Sam Bell is completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth's primary source of energy on the dark side of the moon: Helium-3. His declining health is causing headaches and hallucinations that lead to a near-fatal accident, rendering him unconscious. After recuperat... Read More »

Sam Bell works all alone on the Moon. He misses his family. This movie has long periods of quiet that are shattered by surprising cracks in Sam's reality.


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Oct 10, 2014
  • __rick__ rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

A modest and modestly interesting 97 minute film. The pace is slow. If you want action, you will not enjoy this film. Actually, that is not fair, as there is action when we see dirt flying out the back end of a robotic lunar digging machine, like dirt coming from the back paws of a rambunctious dog. (A few times during the film, when things start to slow down too much, the action cuts back to the 'flying dirt' scene, perhaps to reassure the viewer that something is actually happening.)

After spending 3 years with a computer voice that sounds oddly like Kevin Spacey, 'Sam' is quite neurotic and more than a bit bored. One might imagine that the 'real' Kevin Spacey would not get involved in something this low budget... or perhaps a 'Spacey clone' did the computer voice over. It is unclear, until close to the end, whether this represents an updated and malevolent version of HAL from 2001, or just a somewhat obsequious and harmless virtual companion.

The DVD box cover has a photo of what is suggestively a 'sex' scene. It is not a 'spoiler' to say that would not be a good reason to watch the film. In truth, it may be one of the shortest and uninteresting portrayals ever filmed of a partially undressed man and woman. It becomes clear, later in the film, exactly why this brief scene lacked detail or intimacy.

The ending is a big disappointment, an implausible and nonsensical cut-away from the story line that does not flow from the preceding 96 minutes.

Jun 29, 2014
  • iloveyprl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An intriguing film - with hints and references to shows such as '2001: A Space Odyssey', 'Space: 1999' and 'Silent Running' - Moon is show that unfolds with twists and turns to keep you guessing during the movie and then thinking about it afterwards.

Jun 22, 2014
  • nycounsel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting movie, well done

Jun 12, 2014
  • LibraryUser53 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Sci-fi space drama, leaning more to sci-fi than drama. Presents some interesting sci-fi ideas, but weighed down by mediocre acting, predictable plot, and amateurish special effects. "Matrix" on the moon, but less well done. "R" rated due to a couple of unnecessary-to-the-plot and gratuitous scenes. Too bad, as younger kids might enjoy the robot/human interaction. If in the mood for a space drama, "Gravity" is considerably more engaging. A space sci-fi film? "2001: A Space Odyssey" among many others would be better choices. "Moon" will do in a pinch I guess, but only if the others aren't available. Reservedly recommended.

One of the best science fiction films ever made; seriously. Thoughtful, philosophical. What would you do if you were in this situation and knew the outcome??

Apr 28, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I thought this was an interesting movie but very slow paced and reminded me too much of Oblivion. All in all an Ok movie. Worth the watch if you are a sci-fi nut, otherwise give it a pass.

Nov 08, 2013
  • danomcd rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great movie - it shows that you can have an enjoyable story without a series of explosions and heavy handed special effects.

Nov 02, 2013
  • Vivica rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A well hidden gem...novel & original plot...a very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.

Oct 30, 2013
  • tazz3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good plot, well acted

Oct 06, 2013
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

My guess? - One reason why some people are afraid to slam this piece of Sci-Fi junk is 'cause it was directed by David Bowie's son, the obviously no-talent Duncan Jones._____ For me Moon's "clone-ified" novelty of a literal one-man show lasted for about 15 fidgety minutes. And, then, at that point, once I realized what a total lunar toilet that this film's constipated story was heading down, it took all of the patience that I could possibly muster to see it through to its unbelievably disappointing and completely unconvincing ending._____ Believe me, Moon was the sort of sickening Sci-Fi slop that intergalactic yawns and celestial farts are made of._____ Perhaps if a more competent and more likable and more dynamic actor (other than Sam Rockwell) had been chosen for the all-important role of Sam Bell and if the dead-end dialogue had been a helluva lot more snappy (instead of being exceedingly crappy), then, yes, Moon actually might've risen out from the moon-muck of an astral graveyard._____ All-in-all - Moon was utterly atrocious filmmaking. Yep. It sure was. Give me Plan 9 From Outer Space over this useless heap of mortified moondust any old day of the year.

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Sep 17, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Oct 25, 2011
  • Boobychuk rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Aug 07, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 24, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Oct 01, 2010
  • haPPY_FUn_baLL rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Aug 07, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

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Aug 07, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jul 24, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: A sex scene with partial undressing but no nudity; one full body rear view of Sam Bell in the shower.

Jul 24, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Liberal use of the f-word with some other swear words interspersed

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Apr 24, 2013
  • sky123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

GERTY: Sam, I can only account for what occurs on this base.

Aug 07, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sam Bell: You've been up here too long man. You've lost your marbles.

Aug 07, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sam Bell: You look like a radioactive tampon... like a banana with a yeast infection.

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Aug 07, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Oct 01, 2010
  • haPPY_FUn_baLL rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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