Review: The Space Between Us

Title: The Space Between Us
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Chelsom
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson
Runtime: 2 hrs

What It Is: When an astronaut gives birth on mars a young boy named Gardner Elliot (Butterfield) is born and he’s different in a few ways from those born on Earth. Being that as it may he begins to communicate with a girl down on Earth named Tulsa. When Gardner hatches a plan to get back down to Earth he has no idea what he’s in store for but he’s going to make every minute count.

What We Think: Man I really feel sorry for Britt Robertson. She’s a highly talented actress but she keeps finding herself in bad movies, and this is a bad movie. While I found the film better than its RottenTomatoes score (17%) and most critics there still isn’t much to grab onto here. Asa Butterfield is very bleh in this and has never struck me as very interesting or particularly good. Britt Robertson is really trying here. Much like she did with the equally bad and disappointing Tomorrowland. Carla Gugino shows up and does some stuff and she keeps it all sort of together. For real though what in the hell is Gary Oldman doing in here? I love Oldman you love Oldman I mean we all love Gary freaking Oldman. WTF man? Really not a good film by no means the worst of the year though

Our Grade: D, Sapping up all of the cheesiest cliches from every bad romantic comedy. That’s really not good. Dull performances from most of the cast and a non-sensical plot bring it all crashing down. Better luck next time Peter Chelsom is not a great director having experienced great success with the decent Serendipity and The Hannah Montana Movie. Yeah not a great CV is it. Skip this unless you want a movie with all the cheese.

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