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The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us is a 2017 American science fiction film directed by Peter Chelsom, produced by Richard Lewis and based on a story by screenwriter Allan Loeb, and Stewart Schill. The film stars Asa Butterfield, as Gardner Elliot, a teenage boy born on Mars, and Britt Robertson, as Tulsa, an Earth girl living in foster care. They meet and talk online. Apparently, in the future, there is no delay in communication between Earth and Mars. Gardner falls in love and, when finally given a chance to return to Earth, he runs away to find her.

Following a fairly standard formula of boy longs for a girl that is out of his reach, boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, but forces beyond their control might tear them apart forever, the movie targets teens and young adults with a mixture of near-future science fiction and romance. The film has a PG-13 rating for a few curse words, limited violence and one love scene that reveals only backs and shoulders.

If you go into this film expecting a near future teen to young adult romance with a space twist then it can be an enjoyable popcorn movie. However, since the film has nothing new and is aimed at a young audience (that I don’t think is reading this blog) I’m recommending you Wait and Rent The Space Between Us.

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