The Space Between Us

PG-13 (for brief sensuality and language)
Running time:
121 minutes

In this interplanetary adventure, shortly after arriving to help colonize Mars, an astronaut dies while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot - an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. 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 named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, Gardner is eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars. But after his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner's organs can't withstand Earth's atmosphere. Gardner joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.

Release date:
February 3, 2017
Quick review:
Sappy teen ‘Starman’ about a boy (Asa Butterfield) raised on Mars who travels to earth to meet the girl (Britt Robertson) he befriends on the interplanetary internet. On earth, he goes AWOL from his NASA handler (Carla Gugino) and the tech billionaire (Gary Oldman, impersonating Richard Branson) who financed the Martian colony. Butterfield and Robertson are good actors, and their chemistry is fine, but the movie has too many logical lapses and YA romance clichés.