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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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Nathaniel Shepherd
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Sarah Elliot
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Harrison Lane
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Dr. Gary Loh
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Scott Hubbard
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Tom Chen
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Alice Myers
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NASA Executive
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Kendra Wyndham
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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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The Space Between Us is the second space-related movie Asa Butterfield has started in, Ender's Game being the first. See more »

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In the credits of the original theatrical release, Colin Egglesfield is credited with playing "Sarah's Bother" rather than "Sarah's Brother". See more »

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Gardner Elliot: [to Tulsa, On why he can't stay on Earth due to his biology] As much as I want Earth... Earth Doesn't WANT ME!
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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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Bailia Now
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Joseph Smart, Sarai Howard & Sérgio Cabral
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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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