2019 *** 125 mins.
Lucy in the Sky is a bit of a paradox of a film. There are a lot of things I love about it, but in the same right, there's a lot that just doesn't seem right with it. I love that the aspect ratio changes throughout the film; I love when filmmakers use the framing to help tell the story. However, it does almost seem to be a gimmick that gets tiring after a while. It's inspired by a true story, about a female astronaut who begins to lose her grip on reality after returning to Earth; all she wants to do is get back into space. Performances throughout the film are serviceable enough, but not spectacularly so. The story is intriguing, but it just doesn't always seem to be engaging. It seems as though the filmmakers were trying to hard to be artsy. All in all, it's not terrible, but it's nothing special.
Aspect ratio changes from 1.33:1 to wider than 2.76:1, depending on the segment (Digital).
Rated R for language and some sexual content.
Brian C. Brown + Elliott Diguiseppi + Noah Hawley