Arrival (2016)

Arrival was directed by Denis Villeneuve with the science fiction drama film’s screenplay written by Eric Heisserer. The film is based on “Story of Your Life”, a short story by Ted Chiang. Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker are in the film’s lead roles for which they were praised for their effective acting.

Louse Banks (Adams) is an expert linguist whose knowledge and skills will be put to the test when a dozen unidentified flying objects (UFOs) land on Earth with their aliens apparently wanting to communicate with humans. She must work with Ian (Renner), a scientist, in communicating with the aliens particularly in seeking an answer to humanity’s most important question, “What do you want, alien visitors?” She eventually works out that written communication seems to work but she must race against time to understand the aliens more.

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