Jodie Foster, say no more
The storyline, the cinematography, the acting. It all syncs to make a masterpiece!
almost 7 years
It's not the book, but it follows the spirit of the book - a wonderfully moving film.
A bit slow in the beginning, but it gets better and better as the movie progresses.
Quality sci-fi with a good struggle against the system plot
An nontraditional and wondrous sci-fi film
Not a bad film, but if you've read the book you'll be disappointed.
over 7 years
You rated this 5 stars on 8/21/2011 (netflix)
Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film adapted from the Carl Sagan novel of the same name and directed by Robert Zemeckis. Both Sagan and wife Ann Druyan wrote the story outline for the film adaptation of Contact.
Jodie Foster portrays the film's protagonist, Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway, a SETI scientist who finds strong evidence of extraterrestrial life and is chosen to make first contact. The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, John Hurt, Angela Bassett and David Morse.
Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan began working on the film in 1979. Together, they wrote a 100+ page film treatment and set Contact up at Warner Bros. with Peter Guber and Lynda Obst as producers. When the film ended up in development hell, Sagan published Contact as a novel in 1985 and the film adaptation was rejuvenated in 1989. Roland Joffé and George Miller had planned to direct it, but Joffé dropped out in 1993 and Miller was fired by Warner Bros in 1995....