The Space Between Us starts off a bit slow but once it gets going it moves pretty well. I found the female leads, Britt Robertson and Carla Gugino to be quite compelling in their roles and fun to watch.
The plot: In this interplanetary adventure, shortly after arriving to help colonize Mars, an astronaut dies 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 (Asa Butterfield)–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 named Tulsa (Britt Robertson).
We got to talk to some of the stars, the director Peter Chelsom, producer Richard Lewis and professor G. Scott Hubbard (science expert) about the making of the film. The fun they had and the difficulties they encountered; and you can listen in on it here. The film also stars Gary Oldman, BD Wong and Janet Montgomery.
All in all, a very sweet film and folks should read the book too.