The exciting adventure of the day we make contact with life beyond Earth comes to the screen with a profound sense of wonder and a dazzling visual sweep that extends to the outer reaches of space and imagination. Jodie Foster is an astronomer, a women of science. Matthew McConaughey is a religious scholar, a man of faith. They're opposite ends of the spectrum - and sudden players on the word stage as the countdown to humankind's greatest journey begins. Powerfully, thrillingly and emotionally, Contact connects.