The Space Between Us

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Teen sci-fi romance is sweet, if not out of this world.

PG-13 2017 121 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 20 reviews

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age 14+

Reckless behaviour from teens

For the most part, this movie is pretty clean. There's only a handful of swear words and I don’t recall any violence. However, the two main characters (who are about 16) engage in some unlawful activities that are hardly justified by context. They use money that isn't theirs, steal two cars whilst on the run from the authorities and I was especially shocked by one scene where they camped in the open during their journey...and had sex. The scene wasn't particularly graphic - it just had some implied nudity - but it left me thinking, "What?! I thought they were underage! They shouldn't be allowed to show minors having sex, especially without consequences!" The girl character didn't get pregnant or anything later, even though I doubt they used protection. I mean, I know sex doesn't guarantee pregnancy, but what kind of message is this film trying to send to young people? Many teenage parents once thought they were going to be in the percentage of people who have sex once without apparent consequences... I wouldn't recommend this to impressionable young people who would think the protagonists' actions are acceptable. Their irresponsibility makes their relationship hardly one to strive for. If you want to watch a sci-fi romance film that has good messages for young viewers, you can't go wrong with "Edward Scissorhands".

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 11+

Fantastic Movie for Children 11 to 111

It’s August Rush and E.T. rolled into one. The heart breaks and soars! Superb cast!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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