The Astronaut's Wife movie review
Surprisingly enough, even though the movie is about an astronaut, there is really nothing about space. Actually, the real movie begins after Spencer Armacost (played by Johnny Depp) decides to leave NASA after a very tough mission in which for two minutes the spacecraft had lost communication with mission control and the mission was promptly terminated. He decides to work for a private aerospace company in New York.
Jillian (played by Charlize Theron) suspectes something is not "normal" about her husband, especially in light of the fact that his colleague (Nick Cassavetes) on the mission died unexpectedly and his wife (Donna Murphy) committed suicide. Is she just paranoid (and her old mental illness is coming back) or did something really happen to her husband during the spacewalk?
We did not find the plot to be as engaging as we would have liked and so many parts of the plot are so unrealistic. The movie also ends rather quietly (and the process to the end drags on) with no climax, so to speak. Unless you are a big fan of either of the two stars and want to watch it for their great acting alone, this is not a film worth watching. There are better science fiction movies that we like: Stepford Wives and The Day After Tomorrow.