Film Screening 4th May, 2017

Poster for The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us 

7:30 PM, 4th May, 2017

  • M
  • 120 mins
  • 2017
  • Peter Chelsom
  • Asa Butterfield, Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson

This is an interesting take on the idea of rediscovering, or in this case discovering, all of the incredible things about our world and our lives that are often taken for granted.

In The Space Between Us, a group of astronauts undertake a mission to colonise Mars. After they land on Mars, one of the astronauts discovers she’s pregnant and gives birth to a boy. She dies from complications and her son, Gardner (Butterfield), is raised on Mars by the remaining astronauts. Gardner has an extraordinary life living on Mars and only ever meeting 14 people, but as he gets older he starts researching Earth and looking for his unnamed father. This leads him to begin an online friendship with Tulsa, a teenage girl from Colorado (Robertson).

When Gardner finally goes to Earth he is eager to experience all of the things he has only read about, but his body can’t deal with the different atmosphere on Earth. This is where the story moves from sci-fi to become a touching story of life’s experiences and adventures as Gardner and Tulsa race against time to discover the truth about his father and learn so much more in the process. I know, the last sentence sounds like the quote from the movie poster but that’s really how I felt about this story. Putting aside my desire to include a comment about men being from Mars (and women from Venus), I certainly would encourage you to come along and discover what is a really enjoyable film.

Tamara Cain