In this science-fiction drama, Amy Adams stars as a linguist, Louise Banks, whose expertise is called into service when alien spaceships suddenly appear on Earth. Banks must figure out how to communicate with the aliens before any misunderstandings result in the destruction of the planet or humankind. Ultimately, Banks must risk her own life in order to save the world. The film co-stars Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. It was written by Eric Heisserer based on a short story by Ted Chiang, and it was directed by Denis Villenueve. The film opened to largely positive critics' reviews in November 2016.
America could use some light-hearted entertainment this weekend, and Hollywood is delivering. Three new movies join the crowd in theaters this week.