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Movie recommendation

At least once a week we like to have a movie night at the Robinson household. We try to watch movies that are fairly uplifting and include a good message. That is getting harder to do with some of the current movies on the scene. But, we found a good one this week.

Last night we watched a movie called October Sky. It is a true story of some young boys who are growing up in a very poor town in West Virginia. Basically the whole town economy is based upon coal mining and there does not seem to be much chance of a kid being able to break out of the mold.

One of the young men is determined to become a rocket scientist and be incolved with the space program. With his good friends and most of the town on their side, the boys strive to overcome great odds and get into a regional science fair in the hopes of getting noticed by a college recruiter. The boys know that they have no other way out of mining coal for a lifetime.

This is a highly motivational movie with a very positive message. The fact that it is true makes it even better. There is no foul language, sex, drugs or violence in the movie. A good family movie that had me really rooting for the boys.

Comment balloon 4 commentsKevin Robinson • April 28 2009 05:08PM


Kevin ~ Thanks, brother for your recommendation for this movie. I will go out and get this movie, we all need to be inspired nowadays.

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) about 10 years ago

This is obviously fictional because West Virginia is all about foul language, sex, drugs and alcohol.

Posted by Tchaka Owen (Galleria International Realty) about 10 years ago

Kevin - saw this about 7 or 8 years ago, a really good movie. Little known tidbit, October Sky is an anagram of the title of the book it is based upon Rocket Boys.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) about 10 years ago

I've seen that movie, and I think it was great. My wife and I watched it about a month ago and we both really enjoyed it.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 10 years ago