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The Space Between Us (2017)

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The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be.

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Sarah Elliot
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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... Written by STX Entertainment

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Rated PG-13 for brief sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,775,596 (USA) (3 February 2017)

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$7,829,766 (USA) (24 February 2017)
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Highland High school in Albuquerque was used in some scenes, during school hours which caused a hassle between school administrators and the State Film commission See more »

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While the movie tries very hard to show us some not to distant future, it fails miserably by showing us one anachronism after the other. In some scenes you can see future gadgets like transparent laptops and autonomous cars but in most of the other scenes you see present day stuff although 16 years in the movie time line have passed by. Like in the bar where Gardner and Tulsa use the tablet you can see a girl using a present day iPhone. Also the cars in the street scenes are present day cars. When Tulsa and Gardner are shopping for clothes you can see a present day shopping center filled with present day items. Tulsa actually plays a song on a Yamaha MX-49 keyboard which is a currently sold model. See more »

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Nathaniel Shepherd: [speaking from the podium] I wanted to go to Mars. Not just a visit, I want to live there. Because then I'd be living truth that life on Mars Is possible. Proof that if we had to, Mankind can make a fresh start. We're in trouble and it's our fault, and we're running out of time, and mother nature doesn't negotiate. We can't give up, not now. Mars is a planet, ripe and ready for life. Earth's resources might be depleted but there is one resource we must never neglect. It's the most ...
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The closing credits list Colin Egglesfield, who played Sarah's brother, as "Sarah's bother." See more »


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At Home
Written by Graham Dickson, Sebastian Robert Lloyd Pringle & Gilbert Vierich
Performed by Crystal Fighters
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing and Hawksbridge LLP
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26 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some of the reviews I have read must have come from those without a beating heart. I finally took the time to watch this film as the reviews were not great. I had an understanding it was a little sci-fi and a lot teenage love story going in. I found the screenplay to be brilliant by such young actors. I also understand there should be some fantastic things in a movie that includes sci-fi so while some of what the teenage couple set out to do seems unrealistic, it fits for what story the director and writer were trying to give us. I wish more adults could express the feelings this movie tries to tell us not to hide, and to enjoy every moment of life that is afforded to us. I found this movie not only heart warming but uplifting and inspiring. Thank you for such a much need film of this type. It has been a while. Take the fantastical with a grain of salt and pay attention to what it is trying to share, we may just all benefit from that thought process rather than the cynical one.


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