In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing who the father is. 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 in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere.
Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and 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.
The Space Between Us is a 2017 romantic science fiction film directed by Peter Chelsom, produced by Richard B. Lewis, and written by Allan Loeb, from a story by Stewart Schill, Lewis and Allan Loeb. The film stars Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, and Carla Gugino, and follows a teenage boy, born on Mars, who travels to Earth.
CAST AND CHARACTERS :
- Gary Oldman – Nathaniel Shepherd
- Asa Butterfield – Gardner Elliot
- Carla Gugino – Kendra Wyndham
- Britt Robertson – Tulsa
- D. Wong – Genesis Director Tom Chen
- Janet Montgomery – Sarah Elliot
- Trey Tucker – Harrison Lane
- Scott Takeda– Gary Loh
- Adande Thorne– Scott Hubbard
- Colin Egglesfield – Sarah’s brother
- Gil Birmingham– Shaman Neka
- Logan Paul – Roger
BOX OFFICE :
In North America, The Space Between Us was released alongside Rings and The Comedian, and was projected to gross $8–10 million from 2,812 theaters during its opening weekend. The film ended up grossing $1.4 million on its first day and $3.8 million in its opening weekend, finishing well below expectations, and 7th at the box office. In its third weekend the film grossed $260,000 after being pulled from 2,441 theaters (dropping 84.6% to 331), marking the 6th biggest theater drop in history.
CRITICAL RESPONSE :
On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 16%, based on 104 reviews, with a weighted average of 4.3/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “The Space Between Us strands its star-crossed young lovers in a mind-numbingly vast expanse of shameless cheese that will send all but the most forgiving viewers eye-rolling for the exits.” On Metacritic, the film holds a score 33 out of 100, based on 32 critics, indicating “generally unfavorable reviews”.