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Charles Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton) is the ultimate space cowboy. After having to abort his mission plans for an aerospace career, the wannabe astronaut continues to pursue his dreams by building his own rocket in his barn . But when the authorities get wind of his plans, they threaten to ground his operation.
Why Is The Astronaut Farmer Rated PG?
The Astronaut Farmer is rated PG thematic material, peril and language
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Billy Bob Thornton doesn’t appear in many films you can take the kids to, but even though this one is rated PG, it may still contain concerning content. Parents can expect to find mild profanities, scatological expletives and one use of a crude term for sex. A discussion between two female characters about the size of a man’s rocket is a veiled double entendre. Domestic strife and tension results in an argument between a married couple resulting in a dish being hurled at one person and more being thrown on the floor; however, apologies are offered shortly thereafter. Other violence includes a man threatening people and a brick being thrown through a bank window. An accident involving a vehicle leaves a man in hospital with cuts on his face and broken bones. A couple of male characters drink beer. A father and his three children ride in a pickup truck without seatbelts.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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DVD Release Date: 10 July 2007
The Astronaut Farmer crash lands on DVD with a collection of clips/highlights, bloopers and outtakes. You can also have an "out-of-this-world" conversation with NASA astronaut David Scott (part of an audio commentary), learn How to Build a Rocket (a making-of featurette) and watch the movie’s promotional trailer. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.