Starring: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Phoebe Fox, Himesh Patel, Vincent Perez, Anne Reid, Tom Courtenay, Tim McInnerny, Rebecca Front
Biographical adventure directed and co-written by Tom Harper. Set in 1862, the story follows meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) and balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones), who team up to mount a balloon expedition in order to fly higher than anyone in history to advance human knowledge of the weather. As their perilous ascent reduces their chances of survival, the unlikely duo soon discover things about themselves, and each other, that help both of them find their place in the world.
Amelia Wren: I believe there are answers in the sky. Up there is where I have found the greatest happiness.
James Glaisher: Gentlemen, to predict the weather, could save hundreds of thousands of lives.
Royal Society Member: We are scientists, not fortune tellers.
John Trew: You’ll get your chance. They’ll realize your worth.
James Glaisher: I think they know my worth quite well enough.
Arthur Glaisher: Prove them wrong, James.
Amelia Wren: I’m a really good aeronaut. I want to use what I’m good at.
[referring to Amelia]
Ethel Glaisher: Women don’t belong in balloons. And she makes such a show of herself.
Arthur Glaisher: Miss Wren, I need to make studies of the air.
Amelia Wren: I’m not a coachman for hire.
Arthur Glaisher: You are the only person who could fly us higher than anyone has ever been. So will you?
[as they are flying up in the air]
Amelia Wren: So it begins.
Amelia Wren: [to Arthur] We’re about to get wet.
[referring to Arthur and Ameila]
Young Boy: Don’t you wish to be up there with them?
John Trew: Some reach for the stars. Some push others towards them.
Ned Chambers: Is this balloon not the strongest it’s ever been?
John Trew: Even so, it can’t fight the weather.
[referring to Arthur and Amelia]
Royal Society Member: I have the feeling they’re not coming back.
Arthur Glaisher: [to Amelia] We are traveling into an unknown!
Amelia Wren: [to Arthur] Stay alive.
[as Amelia is sliding off the balloon]
Arthur Glaisher: Take my hand!
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