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Contact
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Jodie Foster Jodie Foster
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Sami Chester Sami Chester
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One of the all-time best book translations

9 years, 1 month ago at Jul 10 16:28
1 vote
I love this movie for so many reasons. But most of all, for even being made at all.

I read this book about five or so years before it was made into a film, and I remember the murmurings about a movie shortly after I finished the book. As soon as I saw that Jody Foster was attached, I prayed she would stay with it. Because she is one of those that (at least until lately) when I se... read more

A great tribute

4 years, 11 months ago at Aug 26 11:42
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I saw the film first, then I got the Audiobook read, quite intensely, by Jodie Foster. The film is a little more compact and accessible since Ellie travels alone and the story focuses more on her strong independence and her relationship with Palmer. I'm a believer in the science but I don't discount what I cannot see out of hand (a universe without a purpose would be a singularly unromantic place ... read more

Close Encounters

8 years, 4 months ago at Apr 17 0:05
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What Close Encounters Of The 3rd. Kind did back in the 70's, this film takes to the next evolutionary step, in terms of the actual physics & concepts of an actual meeting 'tween us mere mortals & any life-forms.
For my money, Contact contains some of the best discussions of religion & atheism in any film ever made. It's depictions of the manner that things like general fear & politics can g... read more
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Dr. Eleanor Arroway (Jodie Foster) has spent her life searching for truth in the study of radio astronomy. Palmer Joss (Matthew McConaughey) has spent his searching for truth through faith in God. When Ellie discovers a stunning message from an extraterrestrial intelligence, they and everyone on Earth will be forced to challenge their own assumptions. In the inevitable first contact, will humankind be able to find a compromise between science and belief?
Release date: 11 July 1997
UPC: 085391504122
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johanlefourbe posted a review 11 months ago

An average movie

“To be honest, I always had some mixed about this movie and it is definitely one I really need to re-watch at some point. Indeed, the first time I watched it, I thought it was not bad but it didn’t really convince me either. However, ever since I watched the damned thing, I can’t really stop thinking about it from time to time so I really need to give it a 2nd shot. Anyway, Jodie Foster was pretty good, as usual, and Robert Zemeckis definitely delivered some decent directing but the main issue, at least from what I remember, is that the whole thing was just a really long and slow progression. Basically, the whole thing had a running time of about 150 mins (so far the longest movie directed by Robert Zemeckis) and it took forever before Jodie Foster finally went on her journey which was,” read more

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