Directed by Andrew Niccol. With Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal. A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
I remember seeing this film in the movie theaters in 1997 and being utterly disappointed in it because there was literally no spaceships in the film, despite all the trailers saying he was trying to get on a spaceship. 25 years later, I can see that the film wasn’t about spaceships nor the actual desire to get to space, but is more about the lengths that people go to when they’re told “no”.
I’m still upset about the lack of spaceships, but now find it hilarious that the one small bit of the ship that they DO show, it involves the characters getting into their launch seats whilst wearing their sunday best.