edit: fwiw I went to a speech / presentation / show by Neil Degrasse Tyson last week. The title was "an astrophysicist goes to the movies" it was amazing. I'm a student (the speech was at my unis concert / theater place) so the ticket only cost me 20 bucks, but I heard for regular admission it was $250 each. Even at $250 it would have been worth every penny. My face was in pain as I was walking out because I had been laughing so hard for so long, and obv there's the science =P
here's a clip:
i thought this was an extremely entertaining film. based on carl sagan's 1986 novel, i loved the premise.
the only thing i did NOT enjoy was mcconaughey's role. his opening scene withstanding, you simply just do not believe his character. sure, the guy has decent acting chops but he is unable to save the grossly incongruous level of importance the film gives to his character.