The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us

Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game) is a teen, born and raised on Mars in this coming-of-age sci-fi, given an opportunity to experience Earth for the first time. Co-stars Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland) as the girl he's been crushing on through video chat.

A space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonise Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet. So begins the extraordinary life of Gardner (Butterfield).

While searching for clues about his father and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa (Robertson). When he gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere. Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs.

2016Rating: M, Mature themes120 minsUSA
AdventureDramaScience FictionRomance
Director:
Peter Chelsom ('Serendipity', 'Hector and the Search for Happiness', 'Shall We Dance')
Writer:
Allan Loeb
Cast:
Asa ButterfieldBritt RobertsonGary OldmanCarla GuginoBD WongJanet MontgomeryLora Martinez-CunninghamSarah Minnich

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The Space Between Us / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Feels like a series of scenic car commercials, smothered in obnoxious emo ballads by the likes of Ingrid Michaelson and James Bay, or else the screensaver stylings of composer Andrew Lockington.

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Time Out

Time Out

Won't come close to troubling your heartstrings, let alone the space between your ears.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

With the disappearance of video stores, there is something heartening about the existence of "The Space Between Us," a cheesy hunk of science fiction from Peter Chelsom that once would have drawn curious young eyes to VHS shelves.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

By the time you get to the money shot of two lovers kissing in zero gravity, you'll either be deep in this movie's pocket or have fallen into a diabetic coma.

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NPR

NPR

The corn is fertilised by a ponderous score and a handful of bland folkie-rock tunes.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

You may very well laugh and cry during "The Space Between Us," though probably at the wrong times and for entirely unintended reasons.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Sluggishly paced and tonally wobbly, the pic, much like its teenage protagonist, suffers under its own weight.

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