Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Kennedy, John Finn, Kimberly Elise, Bobby Nish, LisaGay Hamilton, John Ortiz

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Sci-fi thriller directed and co-written by James Gray. The story centers on astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father, who went missing twenty years ago after he went on a mission to Neptune in order to find signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. He uncovers secrets which threatens the survival of our planet.

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'I’m unsure of the future, but I’m not concerned. I will rely on those closest to me, and I will share their burdens, as they share mine. I will live and love.' - Roy McBride (Ad Astra) Click To Tweet

 

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Roy McBride: I’m calm, steady. I slept well, eight point two hours, no bad dreams. I am ready to go, ready to do my job to the best of my ability. I am focused only on the essentials, to the exclusion of all else. I will make only pragmatic decisions. I will not allow myself to be distracted. I will not allow my mind to linger on that which isn’t important. I will not rely on anyone or anything. I will not be vulnerable to mistakes.


 

Roy McBride: [voice over] I always wanted to become an astronaut, for the future of mankind and all. At least that’s what I always told myself. I see myself on the outside, smile, present a side. It’s a performance, with my eye on the exit. Always on the exit. Just don’t touch me.


 

Roy McBride: [voice over] So many times in my life I’ve screwed up. I’ve talked when I should have listened. I’ve been harsh when I should have been tender.


 

Roy McBride: [voice over] I made a promise to always be truthful, but I wasn’t.


 

Roy McBride: [voice over] I’ve been trained to compartmentalize. It seems to me that’s how I approach my life.


 

Roy McBride: This is Major Roy McBride. I’m attempting to reach Dr. Clifford McBride. This is Dr. McBride’s son.
[pauses]
Roy McBride: Dad, I’d like to see you again.


 

[to his father]
Roy McBride: I recall how we used to watch black and white movies together. Musicals were you favorite. I remember you tutoring me in math. You instilled in me a strong work ethic. You should know I’ve chosen a career that you would approve of. I’ve dedicated my life to the exploration of space, and I thank you for that.


 

Roy McBride: I do what I do because of my dad. He was a hero. He gave his life for the pursuit of knowledge. Because up there is where our story is going to be told.


 

[referring to his father]
Roy McBride: He was the first man to the outer solar system. He was a pioneer. But there was much more to him than that.


 

[after his accident in space, Roy wakes up in the hospital]
Eve: It’s crazy out there. There’s fires everywhere and plane crashes. They’re calling the surge.


 

Stroud: Major, we have some highly classified information.
General Rivas: What can you tell us about the Lima Project?
Roy McBride: Its objective was to search for advanced extraterrestrial life. The ship disappeared approximately sixteen years into the mission.
General Rivas: And the commander was?
Roy McBride: He was my father, sir.


 

General Rivas: What’s happening out is a crisis of unknown magnitude.
Stroud: We believe you father may be involved.
Roy McBride: My father is dead.


 

Stroud: [to Roy] This might come as quite a shock to you. Your father was experimenting with a highly classified material that could threaten our entire solar system. All life would be destroyed. We’re counting on you to find out what’s happening out there.


 

Eve: [to Roy] What are you thinking about?


 

Eve: [to Roy] I worry about you. I love you.


 

Ship Med Tech: Please begin your psychological evaluation as best you can. Please describe your current mental and emotional state.
Roy McBride: I am feeling good, ready to do my job to the best of my abilities.


 

Ship Med Tech: Please begin your psychological evaluation as best you can. Please describe your current mental and emotional state.
Roy McBride: I am feeling good, ready to do my job to the best of my abilities.


 

Ship Med Tech: This is a top secret psychological evaluation. Please describe your current emotional state.
Roy McBride: I’m steady, calm, ready to do my job to the best of my abilities. I will remain calm. I will remain focused.


 

Ship Med Tech: Please state your mission objective.
Roy McBride: I’m attempting to stop an uncontrolled antimatter reaction, which threatens our entire solar system.


 

[after their ship’s captain is attacked and killed by a baboon]
Ship Med Tech: Please describe how the incident itself affected you.
Roy McBride: The attack was full of rage. I understand that rage. I’ve seen that rage in my father. I’ve seen that rage in me. Because I’m angry, he took off, he left us. But when I look at that anger, and I push it aside, just put it away, all I see is hurt. I see pain. I think it keeps me walled off, walled off from relationships and opening myself up, and, you know, really caring for someone, and I don’t know how to get past that. I don’t know how to get around that. And it worries me, and I don’t want to be that guy. I don’t want to be my dad.
Ship Med Tech: Your psychological evaluation has been approved.


 

Roy McBride: SpaceCom believes my father is responsible.


 

Roy McBride: I remain fully committed to the lawful completion of the mission. If necessary, I will destroy the project in its entirety.
[referring to his father]
Roy McBride: The earth put its hopes in him, and now its fate is on me.


 

Roy McBride: What exactly are you requiring from me?
Thomas Pruitt: Exploration isn’t always a noble venture. We have to hold out the possibility that your father may be hiding from us.


 

Thomas Pruitt: We have a job to do. Are you ready?
Roy McBride: I’m ready.


 

[looking at video footage of his father]
Clifford McBride: We’re doing big things up here, real big.


 

Clifford McBride: The world awaits our discovery, my son.


 

[referring to his father]
Roy McBride: What did he find out there, in the abyss?


 

Thomas Pruitt: The enemy up here is not a person or a thing. It’s the endless void.


 

[Roy is in an underground lake beneath the rocket launch site on Mars, referring to his father]
Roy McBride: [voice over] I’m being pulled farther and farther away from the sun, to you. You’re alive, all this time. I must accept the fact I never really knew you, nor am I you, being pulled down the same dark hole


 

[referring to the data that Clifford had collected on other planets, after Roy has had to reluctantly let go of Clifford into space]
Roy McBride: [voice over] He’d captured strange and distant worlds in greater detail than ever before. They were beautiful, magnificent, full of awe and wonder. But beneath their sublime surfaces, there was nothing. No love or hate. No light or dark. He could only see what was not there, and miss what was right in front of him.


 

[last lines; Roy is doing his psyche evaluation after his return to Earth]
Roy McBride: I’m steady, calm. I slept well, no bad dreams. I am active and engaged. I’m aware of my surroundings and those in my immediate sphere. I’m attentive. I am focused on the essentials, to the exclusion of all else. I’m unsure of the future, but I’m not concerned. I will rely on those closest to me, and I will share their burdens, as they share mine. I will live and love. Submit.

 

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