Review: Moonshot


Title: Moonshot
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Winterbauer
Starring: Lana Condor, Cole Sprouse, Zach Braff
Runtime: 1 hr 44 mins

What It Is: Walt (Sprouse) has always dreamed of going to space, particularly the moon. He idolizes astronaut and billionaire philanthropist Leon Kovi (Braff). There’s only one problem…Walt lacks both the intellect and wealth to be able to take a trip to the moon. When he meets ambition, and stuffy Sophie she’s determined to meet the love o her life who’s working just north of Earth. As she buys her ticket she is asked by Walt for help to stow away and make his out-of-this-world dreams come true.

What We Think: God am I a sucker for a romantic comedy. I loved the chemistry between Cole Sprouse and our new RomCom queen Lana Condor. One of my favorite parts of this is that it is genuinely pretty funny. There’s no bitterness within Sprouse’s Walt even if there should be. He’s simply living to live and that’s absolutely a lesson we could all use. There’s something refreshing about the way this film is presented. Sure there are tropes to be had but it’s a romantic comedy, like if you don’t like the formula just say you hate fun and move on. Condor is so good. She’s an excellent leading lady in these projects and the antithesis of Joey King (though this isn’t King’s fault). From her limited screen appearance, she’s got three excellent to good RomComs with the To All the Boys trilogy which are excellent examples of a modern spin on this genre.

Our Grade: B+, Dream with these dreams and love with the lovers. That’s all this film asks of you. That and to have fun along the way. Check this one out on HBO MAX because I was in love with it by the credits. I think you will be too. Walt and Sophie are brilliant and Cole is lowkey becoming a romantic leading man in his own right. This is a lovely film, made lovingly.

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