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This is truly one of the greatest films ever made
Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2017
I am a history buff, not a theater critic or a "techie" that can speak to production or reproduction qualities. I am also a grandmother who lived through the story depicted in this film. It's heroes were my heroes. Their era of greatness was the America I grew up in. I admit the film is long and it is probably hard for today's kids to sit through, especially in the beginning. However, it really pays off in the end. This is truly one of the greatest films ever made.
I wanted to write this review not only to pay tribute to the history, but to praise the actors and actresses who made this story live and breathe. Each one does a remarkable job that deserves accolades. This movie should have one for best picture. I guess it is only fair that no one actor be singled out over the others, because each one is so superb. While it is easy to focus on the actors who played the Mercury astronauts, the women who played their wives were luminous. Barbara Hershey as Glennis Yeager; Pamela Reed as Trudy Cooper; Veronica Cartwright as Betty Grissom and Mary Jo Deschanel as Annie Glen all give Oscar-worthy performances. This is a film that ranks in my top ten all time greatest all around movies ever.