Alfred Hitchcock once told someone that his film Psycho wasn't special for a message, or a great performance, but just by great film. I think this philosophy is what I love most about The Right Stuff. Although it does have a great message, and it does have great performances, it is the filmmaking that is the real star of the show. The way it was made, you can just feel the love and devotion poured into making it. But, other then the superb filmmaking, I thought the actors each gave it their all, and the script does a great job of keeping our interest for no less then 3 hours and 13 minutes AND making us care for every last character in the ensemble. As for inappropriate stuff, there is one use of the F word, but there isn't much else. There are also multiple suspenseful scenes where you fear for some of their lives. And finally, the worst scene is where a character has to release some uh, liquids into a vile to submit for studying. This is rated PG, so nothing is shown, but you do see him go into the bathroom. Overall, this is an essential film experience that is underseen, and utterly awesome.