Spoiler Alert I can’t breathe. Do you hear? Do you copy? This is Mission Control. Abort mission. Dr Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) a medical engineer, is adrift in space attached to Matthew Kowalski (George Clooney)an astronaut on his last mission before he retires. On a routine spacewalk their shuttle has been hit and destroyed leaving them floating in approaching darkness and trying to dodge the space debris that is hurtling towards them like silver bullets. Their only solace comes from still being able to hear each other’s voices. You must detach. You need to focus. I can’t see you anymore. Do it now! I’m trying! Kowalski quips and keeps Stone’s mind away from the impending sense of doom by asking her questions. Where’s your home Dr Stone? Lake Zurich, Illinois. You have anyone down there looking up thinking about you? I have a daughter. 8
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