The Astronaut's Wife

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The Astronaut's Wife ★½ 1999 (R)

Astronaut Spencer Armacost (Depp) just isn't the same guy after he returns from a nearly fatal space shuttle mission. He and his wife, Jillian (Theron), suddenly move to New York and she definitely notices some behavorial changes (he likes to listen to the test pattern on the TV screen). Oh, and then the little woman discovers she's pregnant and things get very “Rosemary's Baby.” Theron's role is also very much like her beleagured wife in “The Devil's Advocate,” since everyone seems to think Jillian's nuts. Disappointingly formulaic; Depp's more believable in quirky roles in quirky movies. 109m/C VHS, DVD . Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Joe Morton, Tom Noonan, Blair Brown, Nick Cassavetes, Clea DuVall, Donna Murphy, Samantha Eggar; D: Rand Ravich; W: Rand Ravich; C: Allen Daviau; M: George S. Clinton.