The true story of Homer Hickam, who was inspired by Sputnik, and went into rocketry. Based on the book Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, and Laura Dern.
This is a typical story of a small-town boy who is inspired by the thought that there is more outside of the town he grew up in. He faces friends and family who are against his dreams and others who surround him with encouragement. It’s a story that tells us that we can overcome all obstacles in order to achieve what we set out to do. This film is a light drama without much action. The story just unfolds and isn’t forced. The acting was wonderful. It’s just a wonderful, lighthearted film that is worth a watch.