Lucy in the Sky (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Lucy in the Sky (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Natalie Portman gives it her all, but it isn't enough to overcome Lucy in the Sky's confused approach to its jumbled story.

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In LUCY IN THE SKY, Natalie Portman plays Lucy Cola, a strong woman whose determination and drive as an astronaut take her to space, where she's deeply moved by the transcendent experience of seeing her life from afar. Back home as Lucy's world suddenly feels too small, her connection with reality slowly unravels.

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Cast

Natalie Portman
as Lucy Cola
Jon Hamm
as Mark Goodwin
Dan Stevens
as Drew Cola
Zazie Beetz
as Erin Eccles
Ellen Burstyn
as Nana Holbrook
Colman Domingo
as Frank Paxton
Jeremiah Birkett
as Hank Lynch
Tig Notaro
as Kate Mounier
Cali DiCapo
as Elementary School Girl
Nick Offerman
as Will Plimpton
Arnell Powell
as Earl Pearly
Rene Herrera
as NASA Safety Diver #1
Casey Adams
as NASA Safety Diver #2
Rick Rottger
as NASA Safety Diver #3
Sean Taylor
as NASA Safety Diver #4
Shay Ali
as Test Engineer
Joe Williamson
as Mayer Hines
Joseph Williamson
as Mayer Hines
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Critic Reviews for Lucy in the Sky

All Critics (127) | Top Critics (45)

Hawley articulates Lucy's mental breakdown as if running through an uninspired checklist of bourgeois female suffering that he hopes will compensate for a lack of character building.

March 15, 2021 | Full Review…

A film I enjoyed far more than I thought I would.

December 9, 2019 | Full Review…

It's proper acting, from one of the modern greats.

December 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Portman gives her all, but she out-classes this rather pedestrian telling of a story of stratospheric levels of obsession and ambition.

December 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

By failing to find the solid ground in [Lisa] Nowak's story, Lucy in the Sky leaves us stranded in the stars.

December 6, 2019 | Rating: 2/5

An interesting take on the transformative nature of space travel and its effects on those who experience it. Sadly though, there isn't enough here in the way of a plot, or much else really, to warrant the film's excessive two hour running time.

December 5, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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