The Gist: Ravaged by climate change, Earth is experiencing an endless cycle of droughts, resulting in famines that have killed millions. When it looks like humanity's time might be up for good, a wormhole appears in space. A brave crew will have to dare going on an interstellar trip to try and find us a new home before it's too late.
Christopher Nolan has solidly become one of my favorite directors. His movies are always mind bending and thought provoking, supported by original scripts (usually by he and his brother) that are well written and daring.
To top it all off, fresh, inventive, and challenging visual effects and camera work only add to the wonderful movies he whips up for us.
Matthew McConaughey, as the space cowboy, once again proves he's more than just a pretty face (but damn is he pretty!!!) and he is counter-balanced by a level-headed Anne Hathaway. Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, and Matt Damon round up a great cast.
The Bottom Line: I love sci-fi movies, and when they're well made it's an indescribable treat. Interstellar qualifies as a fantastic one and its themes should appeal to everyone. Don't miss it.