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December 6, 2019

At the Movies: ‘The Aeronauts' doesn't exactly soar, but Jones does

AP Film Writer

Would you like to ride in Eddie Redmayne's beautiful balloon?

Tom Harper's “The Aeronauts,” starring Felicity Jones and Redmayne, is loosely based on a record-setting 19th century balloon expedition into the atmosphere. On Sept. 5, 1862, James Glaisher (Redmayne) took off from London with the aim to ascend higher into the firmament than anyone had before in a balloon floated by coal gas.

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