The Space Between Us (review)
An astronaut on the first manned Mars mission dies after giving birth to an unexpected baby. Sixteen years later, the teen (Asa Butterfield) travels to Earth to meet a girl and find his father. This is an interesting blend of typical science fiction, adolescent romance and getaway flick. While there are holes in the plot (and the science), there’s enuff mild adventure and fish-out-of-water humor to keep it interesting. It only bogs down with syrupy drama a few times. In addition to those incredible blue eyes (that often look like they’re crying), Butterfield charmingly creates a sweet, smart character. The chase part of the plot strains credibility and the final outcome isn’t expected, but there’s still sufficient entertainment to capture the imagination.
(3.5 / 5)