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Passengers (2016)

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A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

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Morten Tyldum

Writer:

Jon Spaihts
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Aurora Lane
Chris Pratt ... Jim Preston
Michael Sheen ... Arthur
Laurence Fishburne ... Gus Mancuso
Andy Garcia ... Captain Norris
Vince Foster ... Executive Officer
Kara Flowers ... Communications Officer
Conor Brophy Conor Brophy ... Crew Member
Julee Cerda ... Instructor (Hologram)
Aurora Perrineau ... Best Friend
Lauren Farmer ... Party Friend
Emerald Mayne Emerald Mayne ... Party Friend
Kristin Brock ... Party Friend
Tom Ferrari Tom Ferrari ... Party Friend
Quansae Rutledge Quansae Rutledge ... Party Friend
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Storyline

The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. Written by Eirini

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and action/peril | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English | Spanish | Japanese | French

Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pasajeros See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,869,736, 25 December 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$100,014,699

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$303,144,152
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | Sonics-DDP | Dolby Surround 7.1 | SDDS | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Composer Thomas Newman, production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas, and set decorator Gene Serdena received their latest Academy Award nominations for their work on this film (fourteenth, second, and second, respectively). None of them has won even once so far, however. See more »

Goofs

Aurora mentions that she is going to stay on Homestead II for a year and then go back to Earth on a return flight. For a trip that takes 120 years, it seems highly unlikely that the company would park a colony ship above the planet for a year and then send it back (how many people would even be willing to return?). In most depictions of colony ships, the ship itself is designed to be disassembled and used as habitation structures for the colony. It seems highly unlikely that a ship of that size would be used as a 240 year shuttle service.

But they might sensibly have smaller ships, able to bring physical samples back to Earth. And since it is commercial, it would sensibly include anyone who could pay for a round trip. And for settlers who wanted to see Earth. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wake-up Hologram: Good morning, James. How are you feeling?
Jim Preston: Wait. What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's perfectly normal to feel confused. You just spent 120 years in suspended animation.
Jim Preston: What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's okay, James.
Jim Preston: It's Jim...
Wake-up Hologram: Jim.
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The first half of the end credits feature images of celestial objects in space, such as nebulas and galaxies. See more »

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Like a Rolling Stone
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
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Romancing the vastness of space
27 January 2017 | by saccitygrlSee all my reviews

I dislike reviews that summarize the plot or discuss the plot unless the latter is done to support an opinion. So, I will not do this in this review. Here are my thoughts and impressions.

This film that was a very pleasant surprise. I had no expectations and enjoyed seeing the two actors (Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence) in a genre film and role I hadn't seen them in before. My only previous experience of seeing these two on the screen previously were 5 year engagement (which I LOVE) and hunger games (meh, its okay).

These two are great in this film. There is a great chemistry and given the romantic turn this film takes, it works.

The plot is great too--I like how the film explores the nature of space travel and the realistic challenges that it creates in the life of mere mortal humans. I also enjoyed seeing these characters grapple with some very serious predicaments that forced some decisions that could be viewed as selfish and suddenly turns to be completely unselfish.

This film is not a run of the mill film--it has some great ideas and perhaps even themes (if you give it some thought) that are explored exceptionally well.


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