Occasionally I like a directorial debut. And 2009 was full of them. The was Tom Ford's A Single Man, Scott Cooper's Crazy Heart and Duncan Jones' Moon, the latter I'm reviewing.
Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the end of his three-year stint on the Moon. But as the day he goes home draws closer, things start to get weird...
I'll admit I'm not a big fan of sci-fi movies (excluding Star Wars, that is), but Moon is different. It's thought-provoking, yes, but it's more than that. It's intriguing. As for Rockwell, he was good. His physical deterioration throughout the movie reminded me that of Tom Hanks in Philadelphia. Jones' direction of the movie was strong. Not bad for the son of David Bowie.
My Rating: ****1/2