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Movie Review: 'The Astronaut's Wife'

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The Astronaut's Wife

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Clea DuVall
director:
Rand Ravich
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Drama

We gave it a C+

The less that happens, the more we’re meant to suck in our breath. In this portentous jumble of Rosemary’s Baby, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Species II, an astronaut (Johnny Depp) gets lost in space for two enigmatic minutes and then, returning home, impregnates his wife (Charlize Theron). What’s growing in her womb — could it possibly be a demon space alien? The movie has too few surprises to justify its atmosphere of malignant revelation, but the gifted Theron knows how to wallow in pain without drowning the audience in it. C+