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By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Understated space drama has inspiring female lead, nudity.

Movie NR 2020 107 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Nude is what is all in this movie; but is really GOOD!

PG: some suggestive images and language

Is It Any Good?

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This is an understated, and subtle character study that subverts the tropes of the science-fiction genre to positive effect. Director Alice Winocour must be commended for this pensive and slow-burning drama -- that has shades of Brad Pitt's Ad Astra -- in how we analyze the psychology of those who commit to spending much of their life in space. Although the central focus is on the characters, there is a dramatic tension that derives from a mother leaving behind her daughter, with this relationship explored to a profound effect.

Green is terrific in the central role, as while she remains a great inspiration in how she has defied the odds in a male-centric environment, her talent is grounded by her authenticity. She is vitally portrayed as being flawed and imperfect. Proxima is reliant on her performance, and she's nuanced and internalized and incredibly easy to root for. This is a welcome addition to the space traveling genre, but a movie perhaps not for the impatient viewer.

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