Lucy in the Sky refers to Lucy Cola (Natalie Portman), an astronaut who returns home after a long mission that leaves her mentally and emotionally vulnerable. She gravitates toward Mark (Jon Hamm), a fellow spaceman, and enters into an affair with him, alienating her from her family. When Mark begins to shift his romantic attention to another woman, she starts to unglue. The main character is based loosely on Lisa Novak, the naval flight officer charged with the attempted kidnapping of U.S. Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman in 2007. Noah Hawley’s direction stresses subjectivity and disorientation through a magician’s bag of fancy visual motifs. (Opening wide).
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