FILM TITLE: Interstellar
FILM RATING: 12A
DIRECTOR: Christopher Nolan
STARRING: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway
Directed by Christopher Nolan, with big names like Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey fresh from their Oscar success, Interstellar had a huge audience pull without even releasing a plot line let alone a trailer. Yet it wasn’t until I left the 169 minute space epic that I realised just how much I had underestimated the film.
Interstellar isn’t even really a film, it’s an experience. McConaughey performs stunningly as a father torn between saving his family, and staying with them, and both Mackenzie Foy and Jessica Chastain’s portrayals of his daughter Murphy exist not simply as an aid in McConaughey”s story, but as beautiful stand alone performances.
Set to a Hans Zimmer score that keeps you gripped to the edge of your seat for what should have been a gruelling 3 hours, the Sci- Fi masterpiece sits up there with 2001: A Space Odyssey and Alien, and I believe in time it will be revered as one of the great Nolan films.
If Interstellar isn’t in your plans for the immediate future, pencil it in for a convenient date. Then rip that page out of your diary on your way to the cinema because this isn’t the sort of film you see when you have time, it’s the sort of film you should make time for.