Finally got around to watching Moon – a small budget film from 2009 that got lots of buzz at Sundance and at TIFF.
Sam Bell is 2 weeks away from the end of his contract as the solo engineer/astronaut for a energy mining operation on the far side of the moon. His only company is the tethered robot, GERTY. He’s tired and starts to see things and then he gets into an accident. When he wakes up, there’s someone else on the base with him.
I loved the quiet and somewhat old timey feel of the movie (definitely some 2001 in there), and Sam Rockwell carries the story very well. He’s likable and quirky. The writing is solid too.
Once again proving that you don’t need $100 million to tell a story worth telling.