October Sky follows the true story of Homer Hickman Jr (played by Jake Gyllenhall), a coal miner’s son from West Virginia who dreams of building rockets and eventually goes on to work for NASA. This is a good biographical film with some really beautiful scenery, that will get you ready for fall weather. This movie is a point of pride for the town where it happened and for the town where it was filmed, there’s even an October Sky festival there every year.
Netflix available? No
Hulu available? No
Xfinity available? Yes
Holiday rating: 8 autumn leaves