in about 100 words or less
US 116m, Colour
Director: Morten Tyldum; Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy García.
Passengers is a character-driven science fiction drama set aboard a fully automated spaceship which is carrying 5000 hibernating passengers on a 120 year flight. Their story begins thirty years into their journey in an asteroid field that damages the ship and awakens a single passenger. Faced with the prospect of a lifetime of loneliness, Jim faces a moral dilemma in his decision whether or not to wake up another passenger. While there are predictable plot elements which impact their relationship, this is an interesting and entertaining film (Klaus Ming February 2017).