Holly on Hollywood
“The Space Between Us”
by Holly McClure
The Space Between Us is a sweet love story about Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) born to an astronaut who died at childbirth in East Texas, the first manned colony on Mars. Gardner grew up under the tutelage of scientists, helping crews maintain the space station, creating a robot to be his friend and more recently, skyping with a pretty, troubled teen with an attitude named Tulsa (Britt Robertson), who was raised in foster homes and counts Gardner as her only friend. Gardner longs to go “home” to earth, meet Tulsa and experience the things normal teenagers do, but he’s told he has an enlarged heart and the trip to Earth would kill him. Despite the risks, Gardner makes the trip, escapes his caretakers, meets up with Tulsa and the two head west to find and meet, the father he never knew. With the authorities hot on the couple’s trail, it’s a race against time to get Gardner back to Mars. Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino also star.
The PG-13 sci-fi-fantasy-romance, is aimed at the young adult crowd but….
….because of some language and a brief romantic scene in a sleeping bag with bare shoulders under the stars (implying the couple spent the night together), I can’t recommend “The Space Between Us” for children or pre-teens. Gardner is refreshingly naïve, a techno geek with an alien-like walk (due to Earth’s gravity), who enjoys the simple things like eating a Mar’s bar, seeing the colors of the earth, romping in the ocean and falling in love. Tulsa starts out tough but in the end, love softens her heart, presenting a life-changing opportunity for her as well. This is a sweet story of young love, a celebration of friendship and a testimony to the need for people to connect with family and friends.
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!