Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction drama film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer, based on the short story “Story of Your Life” by author Ted Chiang. The film stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg and Tzi Ma.

This is a slow burn of a movie. There are no big CGI space battles, monsters of villains. It’s all about one character (Adams) and her relationship with time. It’s not until some time after seeing the movie and you start thinking about it that you realize just how well the story was written.  Recommended for fans of REAL science fiction.