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      Astronauts

      2003 1h 26m Drama List
      Reviews 80% Audience Score 250+ Ratings After being hooked on heroin for about a decade, middle-aged Daniel (Nancho Novo), a brilliant cartoonist, is finally getting clean. It's not easy, though, especially those first cold-turkey days. Then, teenager Laura (Teresa Hurtado De Ory), who has run away from home, arrives at his door looking for her brother, who is Daniel's missing neighbor. Laura has nowhere to go, and suddenly, Daniel has a houseguest and an unexpected friend as he goes through the trials of his 10-step sobriety program. Read More Read Less

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      walter m In "Astronautas," Daniel(Nancho Novo) is desperate to give up using drugs. So desperate is he that he hires a couple of shepherds to lock him up for a couple of days. When that obviously does not work, he unofficially consults with a doctor on the condition that he not be locked up. So, the doctor gives him ten rules, or in Daniel's words, a decalogue, to obtain sobriety. Everything goes well at first, especially with Daniel cleaning up his apartment. And then Laura(Teresa Hurtado), a 15 year old runaway, shows up on his doorstep looking for her brother. "Astronautas" is a wild and partially animated look at a man trying to desperately put his life back together. As such, the movie has a circular structure, not unlike the vinyl records Daniel is very fond of. Not only does Daniel's world increase in size, starting from his apartment spinning outward, but at the same time we gradually learn his story.(When the movie uses the word 'poet,' I was thinking literally, not as a compliment.) Granted, the movie is also a little rough around the edges, and not just because of the less than pristine shape of the print used. And then just as everything is moving along so nicely, the movie ends, on a peculiar note to say the least. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member It's great to be straight. Daniel just got off drugs and is trying to reclaim his life. Then Laura shows up on his doorstep and they strike up a tentative friendship. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member La actuación de nancho novo sostiene la peli, que tiene un estilo pop ochentero interesante... nada mejor que esas que terminan cuando tdodo en realidad empieza... buena forma de desintoxicarse de la heorina Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member one of my favorites! Particularly the title sequence yet the story and acting is also great and very original. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Divertida, bien construida, estupendamente contada. No parece ni española, vamos. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Great characters. Nice little story... until the pedophilia scene at the end. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After being hooked on heroin for about a decade, middle-aged Daniel (Nancho Novo), a brilliant cartoonist, is finally getting clean. It's not easy, though, especially those first cold-turkey days. Then, teenager Laura (Teresa Hurtado De Ory), who has run away from home, arrives at his door looking for her brother, who is Daniel's missing neighbor. Laura has nowhere to go, and suddenly, Daniel has a houseguest and an unexpected friend as he goes through the trials of his 10-step sobriety program.
      Director
      Santi Amodeo
      Screenwriter
      Santi Amodeo
      Production Co
      Universal/Universal Int
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Spanish (Spain)
      Runtime
      1h 26m
      Sound Mix
      Surround