Pretty sure no sane person was asking for a young-adult romance with a space twist yet here we are. What's most surprising is that the idea was first developed in 1999. The Space Between Us is perfectly ordinary and disappointingly safe by today's standards. It's always nice to see Carla Gugino on screen and I love Britt Robertson. Asa Butterfield is serviceable as the awkward and dying straight white boy however beyond this I don't believe he is leading man material.
Kate Beckinsale as a blonde? YAASSS! Kate Beckinsale with an American accent? YAASSS! And that's pretty much where my enthusiasm peaked.
It's nowhere near as atrocious as I was expecting based on other people's reactions. The premise stars out unbearably familiar but to it's testament there are some really creepy scenes as it stumbles to find it's footing. Unfortunately the climax becomes rather incoherent after the introduction of a heavy handed psychological twist on the haunted house genre and ultimately The Disappointments Room lives up to it's title.
It's sad to admit, but suspecting Colin Farrell was in a predatory sexual relationship with Ezra Miller was the highlight of this film for me.
The cast are lovely but their characters are decidedly mundane. Across the two hour run-time it's unbelievable how little they do and how little happens to them. The story is incredibly weak and the hollow execution makes me cringe at the thought of four more of these.
By the end I don't know what left me more agitated; some of the seriously shoddy CGI or the brittle Johnny Depp cameo. No thanks!
“People will want to go to it because you’re passionate about it and people love what other people are passionate about.”
When Emma Stone is nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars I hope they play a clip of her dancing to “I Ran”.
I really love this movie. From the dinner scene to the end-card my stomach was in knots. There's so much to take in and so much to think about. I’m dreading the day I’ll have to…