Wes Anderson’s offbeat comedy starring Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks and Margot Robbie is available to watch at home
Wes Anderson fans can now watch the acclaimed filmmaker’s latest big screen project at home, as Asteroid City arrives on television and streaming platforms. The 2023 comedy-drama is written, directed and produced by the Academy Award-nominated auteur best known for films such as The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
The action takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955. It follows the route of the Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention – organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for scholarships and college competitions – then that it is spectacularly disrupted by global disruptions. changing events.
The film boasts an all-star cast – many of whom have worked with Anderson on multiple occasions – including Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Steve Carell, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie and Jeff Goldblum. Asteroid City premiered at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, where it was nominated for the coveted Palme d’Or.
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It went on to more than double its $25 million budget, earning $54 million worldwide after opening with a limited release and positive reviews. The Independent gave Asteroid City five stars, hailing it as a “captivating cosmic comedy» it’s “as big as [Anderson’s] best work, while still managing to pull hard on the heartstrings.
It is certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and was named the second best film of 2023 by The New Yorker and Esquire. So if you’re keen to see what all the fuss is about or are ready to rewatch, here’s where you can watch Asteroid City on TV and streaming platforms in the UK.
Where to watch Asteroid City on TV and streaming platforms in the UK
Asteroid City will make its UK television premiere on Monday February 26 on Sky Cinema, which is currently included in a great offer from Virgin Media which includes a free 4K smart TV. Until February 14, movie fans can sign up to Virgin’s packaged Mega Volt bundle and purchase a free 43-inch LG 4K Smart TV with an RRP of £379.99 or a bill credit of £250.
The entertainment package includes more than 230 TV channels – including Sky Cinema and Sky Sports – as well as Netflix’s Standard package, an O2 simulation with unlimited 5G data and super-fast fiber broadband with an average download speed of 516 Mbps. Members can also get Disney+ or Amazon Prime free for six months as an inclusive O2 extra.
Sky Cinema is also included in Sky’s bundle with Sky TV, Sky Stream, Netflix and Paramount+ for £34, down from £36. The streaming subscriptions alone are worth over £215 over the 18-month term of the plan, while the discount on the plan itself saves £36.
Plus, Sky Cinema members receive two free Vue cinema tickets every month. Alternatively, Amazon customers can purchase Asteroid City on Prime Video for £9.99 in SD, HD or UHD, while Apple TV+ members can also purchase the film for £9.99.