In a future world, where the sand never stops blowing, where the crops are failing, the people coughing, and humanity is stuck in a rut - no longer living in an era of technological innovation and surplus, but just trying to survive, Murph finds a ghost in her room. Her dad, Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), doesn't believe her at first, but during a sandstorm one day she forgets to close the window, and a pattern waits on the floor. It's binary. The ghost is gravity. It leads them to an off-limit government facility where with utmost secrecy a space station is being built that will allow humanity to finally evacuate the planet.
But before this can be done, they must find a new home, and Cooper leaves Murph and all those he loves to travel off into space and find this place. It's a voyage unlike others, with plenty of silent time and solitude, but always captivating. They ride on the edge of a black hole and lose years of their life. They visit a planet covered in water, and I was pleasantly surprised to see Matt Damon appear out of nowhere as professor Mann (I thought Mann would be Asian... for some reason).
The actors are great, the visuals are great, the script is great, the plot goes full circle, everything makes sense, and there were points so emotional I'm getting emotional just typing up this review. Strange since I didn't partake very actively in those emotional moments the first time I watched it... but this really was: a masterful movie. It seems to have jumped straight up to spot #26 in IMDB's Top 250 too. Much deserved.
rated 5/5: friggin awesome