The Space Between Us

The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be.
Director: 
Peter Chelsom
Cast: 
Britt Robertson, Asa Butterfield, Janet Montgomery, Gary Oldman
Screenplay: 
Allan Loeb (screenplay), Stewart Schill
Screening Date: 
Jan 28, 2017
Studio: 
STX Entertainment
Running Time: 
121 minutes
Rating: 
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
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“Although hardly believable I totally enjoyed it.”
“The plot and writing were more Disney than THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, but the cinematography was gorgeous and the acting solid.”
“Watchable but why do the women astronauts have to be mothers?”
“A teenage movie but enjoyable.”
“As coming-of-age movies go this was very well done. The film looks great, the acting by both leads was terrific, and the script, while not exactly Shakespeare, was intelligent and suitable for it’s demographic. Heck I’ll admit it, it was fun.”
“Middle school material.”
“Lots of twists and turns, and yes, we could see them coming, but perhaps the millennials might not. And it’s much better than exploitive teen sex and slasher movies.”
“Interesting and delightful.”
“Gardener from Chauncey Gardener and Elliot from ET. At least they’re referring to two of the best.”
“Absurd!”
“Lots of scientific holes but from an emotional point of view pretty successful. And if the sci-fi aspect gets some kids into the theater great.”
“I never go to movies like this which is why I’m amazed I enjoyed it so much. I just went with it and I didn’t pick it apart. Very entertaining for me!”
“Not for me thank you.”
“The outer space soap opera benefits from great acting – Asa is terrific (wow has he grown) and gorgeous scenery. Send your high schoolers.”
“Decent acting and beautiful cinematography but a script so hokey and full of holes that it doesn’t transcend its young adult category.”
(Spoiler alert!) “Sweet film. A homage to WINGS OF DESIRE. Brings STARMAN to mind too. Of the few things which are hard to believe is that she was pregnant. An off-the-charts hokey movie but really pretty to watch. Gary Oldman’s angst dad of Mars kid was clear from the start. He looks great, doesn’t age a minute in 16 years.”