You get the impression that no matter the story... if it begins within the world of Joel and Ethan Coen's Fargo, all must inevitably turn to blood and violence.
Nearing the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination its not a huge shock for Hollywood to coordinate yet another film dramatizing the American tragedy around the milestone.
What do you get when a picture finally gets released after languishing on the shelf for a long time? More often than not, a movie that is so bad the studio is finally ready to dump it in order to make a quick buck before DVD and normally this comes without advance screenings for the press.
Billy Bob Thornton has gone on record as saying that The Astronaut Farmer is his "Jimmy Stewart" film. That is probably the best way to describe the film.
Thornton plays Charles Farmer, a member of NASA who was forced to retire but never gave up on his dream of wanting to go into space.