Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Space between Us (2017) [PG-13] ***

A film review by James Berardinelli for ReelViews.net on February 2, 2017.

The Space between Us is what it looks like when a promising premise is betrayed by a dumbed-down, hackneyed screenplay. Instead of developing this movie as a coming-of-age story of the first Earth-conceived child born on another planet, the narrative focuses on a generic road trip between opposites whose initial wariness blossoms into love as they rumble around the western United States (circa 2034) in a variety of stolen cars. The Space between Us misses countless opportunities to investigate interesting avenues, instead preferring to remain on a young-adult-influenced track that becomes increasingly artificial as it careens toward its conclusion.

Although the early parts of the movie recall The Martian (and fail on almost every point of comparison), the eventual story hews closer to teen cancer movies like Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (and fail on almost every point of comparison). The Space between Us can’t seem to figure out what it wants to be. The movie speeds through the fertile territory of extraterrestrial exploration and what it means for Gardiner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) to be a Mars-born orphan growing up amongst scientists and astronauts. Why is Gardiner alone? His mother, Sarah (Janet Montgomery), was the mission commander of the first Mars colonization mission. Two months into the interplanetary trip, she discovers she’s pregnant. She gives birth shortly after reaching Mars then dies. This leaves Gardiner alone with a robot as his best friend and a scientist named Kendra (Carla Gugino) as his surrogate mom.

The bulk of the movie transpires in 2034; teenage Gardiner wants to visit Earth. Beyond a natural curiosity about the planet of everyone else’s birth, he has two concrete reasons for wanting to make the trip: he has a burning desire to locate his father and he craves the opportunity for a face-to-face meeting with his video conference-pal Tulsa (Britt Robertson), a tough, savvy loner. Doctors are divided about whether Gardiner can survive on Earth with its different atmosphere and gravity. Mission director Nathaniel Shepherd (Gary Oldman) is against the boy making the trip but he is overruled and, following an operation to strengthen his bones, Gardiner makes his first visit to Earth.

Most of The Space between Us focuses on Gardiner and Tulsa’s relationship as they take a trip to locate Gardiner’s father. Since Gardiner has escaped from his handlers, they are on the run. Short on cash, they are forced to trade and steal. They fall for each other rather quickly (although one can assume their long video-chatting history contributes to this) and, when Gardiner’s health begins to fail, Tulsa becomes committed to helping him complete his quest regardless of the consequences.

Speaking of those video conferences… this is one of The Space between Us’ biggest science-related gaffes. It’s not the only one but it is the most egregious and it’s made all the more obvious because the issue of Earth-to-Mars communication was a significant plot point in The Martian. Radio waves travel at the speed of light, so the travel time between Earth and Mars varies from about 4 minutes to 24 minutes (depending on the relative positions of the planets). Communication cannot be instantaneous; in fact, two-way interaction would at minimum require an eight minute delay between sending and receiving. This transforms every conversation between NASA and the astronauts (not to mention Gardiner and Tulsa) as represented in The Space between Us into pure fantasy. This is either an example of screenwriters who are ignorant of science or too lazy to incorporate reality into the script.

The movie contains its share of small charms but they are too few and far between. There are fish-out-of-water elements (presented in a way that echoes the long-forgotten 1999 film, Blast from the Past) and a romance. Although these are presented competently, they can’t distract from how little the movie has built on its foundation. Road trips and teen cancer movies are a dime a dozen. Stories about Martian orphans are not.

The performances of leads Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson are solid; both actors find the cores of their characters and convey them. Their chemistry is fitful with time constraints interfering with the movie’s ability to make us believe in the sincerity and depth of their romance. Love stories like this need time as much as dedication and The Space between Us has too many things going on for it do any of them well. If there’s a disappointment in the cast, it’s Gary Oldman, who starts out fine but resorts to histrionics and scenery-chewing toward the end.

I could see The Space between Us working as a mini-series or a novel (provided the time delay issue is addressed rather than being ignored), but there are too many ingredients for this to bake into something palatable in two hours. The film is more likely to cause frustration than satisfaction because, although it offers something for everyone, there’s not nearly enough of anything for anyone. [Berardinelli’s rating: ** out of 4 stars]

Blogger’s comment: I completely agree with James Berardinelli’s review. Ignoring the communication time delay between Earth and Mars is an unforgivable sin. For me there’s a larger issue that is being ignored by the spate of Mars colonization films and TV documentaries, as well as the current scientific and political fascination with Mars colonization. And that is simply that our current environmental, geopolitical and sociological problems are human problems. They are not going to go away simply because we start to colonize Mars. What we need to do is solve them here on Earth, and a start would be (a) figuring out how we are going to live on the planet without destroying it, and (b) figuring out how to cut our population down to somewhere between 1 and 2 billion, rather than the 7+ billion we have now.

Labels: adventure, drama, fantasy, romance, sci-fi
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Titles: 0 - 9

0 - 9
(500) Days of Summer (2009) [PG-13] ****
10 Things I Hate About You (1999) [PG-13] *****
The 11th Hour (2007) [PG] ****
13 Going on 30 (2004) [PG-13] ****
17 Again (2009) [PG-13] ***+
27 Dresses (2008) [PG-13] ***+
50 First Dates (2004) [PG-13] ***
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) [G] *****
2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) [PG] ****

Titles: A B C

A
About Adam (2000) [R] ****
About Last Night... (1986) [R] ****
About Time (2013) [R] ****
The Accidental Husband (2008) [PG-13] **
Adam (2009) [PG-13] ****-
The Adjustment Bureau (2011) [PG-13] ****
Admission (2013) [PG-13] ***
Adventureland (2009) [R] ****
The Adventures of Tintin (2011) [PG] ****
The Age of Adaline (2015) [PG-13] ****-
All About Steve (2009) [PG-13] **
Allied (2016) [R] ****
Aloha (2015) [PG-13] ***
Always (1989) [PG] *****
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) [PG-13] ****
Amelia (2009) [PG] ***
American Graffiti (1973) [PG] ****
The American (2010) [R] ****-
The American President (1995) [PG-13] ****
American Sniper (2014) [R] ****
Anastasia (1956) [NR] ****
...And They Lived Happily Ever After (2004) [UR] ***
The Andromeda Strain (2008-TV) [UR] **
The Anniversary Party (2001) [R] ****
Another Earth (2011) [PG-13] ****
The Answer Man (Arlen Faber) (2009) [R] ***
Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2014) [PG] ****
Apollo 13 (1995) [PG] ****
Arbitrage (2012) [R] ****
Arch of Triumph (1948) [UR] ***+
Armageddon (1998) [PG-13] ***
Arrival (2016) [PG-13] *****
The Artist (2011) [PG-13] *****
Atonement (2007) [R] ***
August Rush (2007) [PG] **
Australia (2008) [PG-13] ***
Avatar (2009) [PG-13] ****+
The Avengers (2012) [PG-13] ****
The Aviator (2004) [PG-13] *****
Away We Go (2009) [R] ****

B
Baby Mama (2008) [PG-13] ***
Back to the Future (1985) [PG] *****
The Back-up Plan (2010) [PG-13] ***-
Bandidas (2006) [PG-13] ***
Bandits (2001) [PG-13] ****
The Bank Job (2008) [R] **
The Barbarian Invasions (2003) [R] ****
Barbra Streisand: One Voice (1986) [UR] ****
Barney's Version (2010) [R] ****
Battleship (2012) [PG-13] ***
Beach Girls (2005) [UR] ***
Bears (2014) [G] ****
Beautiful Girls (1996) [R] ****
Beauty & the Briefcase (2010) [TV-14] **
Becoming Jane (2007) [PG-13] ***
Bed of Roses (1996) [PG] ****
Before Sunrise (1995) [R] ****
Before Midnight (2013) [R] *****
Before We Go (2014) [PG-13] ***
Belle Époque (1992) [R] *****
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) [PG-13] ****
Better Than Sex (2000) [R] ***
Bicentennial Man (1999) [PG] ***
Big (1988) [PG] ****
The Big Bang Theory (2007-2012) (TV-14) ****
The Big Chill (1983) [R] ****
The Big Country (1958) [UR] ****
Big Eyes (2014) [PG-13] ****
Big Miracle (2012) [PG] ****
The Big Short (2015) [R] *****
The Big Sleep (1946) [NR] ****+
Big Sur (2013) [R] ***
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) [R] *****
Birds of America (2008) [R] **
The Blind Side (2009) [PG-13] ****
Blue Jasmine (2013) [PG-13] ****
Bottle Shock (2008) [PG-13] ***
The Bourne Identity (2002) [PG-13] *****
The Bourne Legacy (2012) [PG-13] ****
The Boy Who Could Fly (1986) [PG] ****
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) [NR] ****
Breaking Away (1979) [PG] *****
Breaking the Maya Code (2008) [UR] ****
Breaking Up (1997) [R] **
The Break-Up (2006) [PG-13] ***
Bride Wars (2009) [PG] **+
Bridge of Spies (2015) [PG-13] ****+
Bright Star (2009) [PG] ****
Broken Bridges (2006) [PG-13] ***
Brooklyn (2015) [PG-13] *****
The Brothers Bloom (2008) [PG-13] ***
The Bucket List (2007) [PG-13] ***
Bull Durham (1988) [R] ****
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) [M] ****+

C
Cactus Flower (1969) [M] ****
Cadillac Records (2008) [R] ****
Café Society (2016) [PG-13] ****
Cairo Time (2009) [PG] ****
Captain Fantastic (2016) [R] ****
Cars (2006) [G] ****
Casablanca (1942) [PG] *****
Casino Royale (2006) [PG-13] ****+
Cast Away (2000) [PG-13] ****
The Cat's Meow (2001) [PG-13] ****
Catwoman (2004) [PG-13] *
Celine Dion: A New Day (2007) [UR] ***
Chances Are (1989) [PG] ****
Chaos Theory (2007) [PG-13] ***
Chaplin (1992) [PG-13] *****
Chasing Amy (1997) [R] ****
Chasing Ice (2012) [PG-13] ****
Chef (2014) [R] ****
Children of a Lesser God (1986) [R] ****
Chocolat (2000) [PG-13] ****
City Island (2009) [PG-13] ****
City of Angels (1998) [PG-13] ****
City of Ember (2008) [PG] ***
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) [PG] *****
Closer (2004) [R] ****
Cocktail (1988) [R] ***-
Coco Before Chanel (2009) [PG-13] ****
Cocoon (1985) [PG-13] ****
The Company Men (2010) [R] ****
Concussion (2015) [PG-13] ****
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) [PG] ***
Contact (1997) [PG] ****
Contagion (2011) [PG-13] ****
A Cool, Dry Place (1998) [PG-13] ***
The Corporation (2004) [UR] ****
Country Strong (2010) [PG-13] ***
Cousins (1989) [PG-13] ****
Cowboys & Aliens (2011) [PG-13] ***
Cracking the Maya Code (2008) [UR] ****
Crashing (2007) [R] ***
Crazy Heart (2009) [R] ****
Crazy People (1990) [R] ***
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) [PG-13] ****
Crown for Christmas (2015) [TV-G] ***+
Crusade in Jeans (2006) [PG] ***
Cupid & Cate (2000) [UR] ***
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) [PG-13] ****

Titles: D E F

D
Dan in Real Life (2007) [PG-13] ****
Dances with Wolves (1990) [PG-13] *****
A Dangerous Method (2011) [R] ****
Daniel Deronda (2002) [UR] ***
Dante's Peak (1997) [PG] ***
Dave (1993) [PG-13] *****
The Day After Tomorrow (2004) [PG-13] ****
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) [PG-13] ***
Days of Thunder (1990) [PG-13] ***+
The Deal (2005) [R] **
Deep Impact (1998) [PG-13] ***
Deepwater Horizon (2016) [PG-13] ****
Definitely, Maybe (2008) [PG-13] ****
Déjà Vu (1997) [PG-13] ****
Déjà Vu (2006) [PG-13] ****
The Descendants (2011) [R] *****
The Devil Wears Prada (2006) [PG-13] ****
Did You Hear About The Morgans? (2009) [PG-13] **
Dirty Dancing (1987) [PG-13] ****
Dolphin Tale (2011) [PG] ****
Don Juan DeMarco (1995) [PG-13] *****
Dopamine (2003) [R] ***
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) [NR] ***
Draft Day (2014) [R] ****
Dragonfly (2002) [PG-13] **
Drinking Buddies (2013) [R] ****
The Duchess (2008) [PG-13] ****
Duplicity (2009) [PG-13] ****

E

Easy A (2010) [PG-13] ****
Easy Virtue (2008) [PG-13] ***+
Eat Pray Love (2010) [PG-13] ***
The Edge of Love (2008) [R] ***
The Edge of Seventeen (2016) [R] ****+
The Edge of the Garden (2011-TV) [UR] ***
Edge of Tomorrow (Live Die Repeat) (2014) [PG-13] ****
An Education (2009) [PG-13] ****+
The Electric Horseman (1979) [PG] ****
Elizabethtown (2005) [PG-13] ***
Enchanted (2007) [PG] ****
Enchanted April (1992) [PG] ****
Encounters at the End of the World (2007) [G] ****
Entourage (2004-2011) [TV-MA] ****
Entourage (2015) [R] ***+
Entrapment (1999) [PG-13] ***
Europe '51 (Europa '51) (1952) [UR] ****
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) [PG-13] ****
Everest (2015) [PG-13] ****
Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986) [PG-13] ***
Everything You Want (2005) [PG] **
Ex Machina (2015) [R] ****+
Exodus (1960) [UR] ****
Extraordinary Measures (2010) [PG] ***
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) [PG-13] ***
Eye in the Sky (2016) [R] ****

F

Failure to Launch (2006) [PG-13] ***
The Family Man (2000) [PG-13] *****
The Family Stone (2005) [PG-13] ***
Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) [PG-13] ****
The Fast and the Furious (2001) [PG-13] ***
The Fault in Our Stars (2014) [PG-13] ****
Feast of Love (2007) [R] ***
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) [PG-13] ****
Field of Dreams (1989) [PG] *****
The Final Countdown (1980) [PG] ****
First Blood (1982) [R] ****
Flawless (2007) [PG-13] ***+
Flight (2012) [R] ****
Flight of the Phoenix (2004) [PG-13] ***
Flipped (2010) [PG] ***+
Flirting with Forty (2008-TV) [UR] **
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) [PG-13] ****
Fly Away Home (1996) [PG] ****
Focus (2015) [R] ***
Fool's Gold (2008) [PG-13] **
Fools Rush In (1997) [PG-13] ***
For Love of the Game (1999) [PG-13] ****
For Love or Money (1993) [PG] **
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) [UR] ***+
Forbidden Planet (1956) [G] ****
Forever Young (1992) [PG] *****
Forget Paris (1995) [PG-13] ***
Forrest Gump (1994) [PG-13] *****
The Founder (2016) [PG-13] ****
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) [R] ****
French Kiss (1995) [PG-13] ***
Frequency (2000) [PG-13] ****
Frida (2002) [R] ****
Friends with Benefits (2011) [R] ****

Titles: G H I J

G
GasLand (2010) [UR] ****
Gasland Part II (2013) [UR] ****
Gaslight (1944) [NR] ****+
Gattaca (1997) [PG-13] *****
George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011) [UR] ****+
Get Smart (2008) [PG-13] ***
Ghost Town (2008) [PG-13] ****
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) [PG-13] ***
The Girl in the Café (2005) [UR] ****
Godzilla (1998) [PG-13] **
The Go-Getter (2007) [R] ****-
Going the Distance (2010) [R] ***
GoldenEye (1995) [PG-13] ****
The Good Guy (2009) [R] ***
A Good Year (2006) [PG-13] ****
Goodbye Again (1961) [NR] ****
The Graduate (1967) [PG] ****
Gravity (2013) [PG-13] *****
The Great Gatsby (2013) [PG-13] ****
The Greatest (2009) [R] ***
Griffin & Phoenix (2006) [PG-13] ***
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) [R] *****
Groundhog Day (1993) [PG] *****
Guinevere (1999) [R] ****
The Guitar (2008) [R] ***

H
Hancock (2008) [PG-13] ***
The Hangover (2009) [R] ****
Hanover Street (1979) [PG] ***
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2013) [UR] ****
HD Window: Hawai'i (2005) [UR] *
Heaven Can Wait (1978) [PG] ****
Heaven is for Real (2014) [PG] ***
The Help (2011) [PG-13] ****
Her (2013) [R] *****
Here on Earth (2000) [PG-13] **
Hereafter (2010) [PG-13] ***
He's Just Not That Into You (2009) [PG-13] ***+
Hidden Figures (2016) [PG] ****+
The Hideaways (From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler) (1973) [G] ***+
The Holiday (2006) [PG-13] ***+
Hollywoodland (2006) [R] ****
Hope Floats (1998) [PG-13] ***
Hope Springs (2003) [PG-13] **
The Horse Whisperer (1998) [PG-13] ****
How Do You Know (2010) [PG-13] ***
How I Met Your Mother (2005-2009 TV) [UR] ****
How the West Was Won (1962) [G] ****
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) [PG-13] ***
How to Make an American Quilt (1995) [PG-13] ****
How to Train Your Dragon (2010) [PG] ****+
Hugo (2011) [PG] *****
Humanity from Space (2015) [TV-PG] *****
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) [PG] ****
The Hunt for Red October (1990) [PG] *****

I
I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011) [PG-13] ***
I Give It a Year (2013) [R] ***
I, Robot (2004) [PG-13] ****
The Ides of March (2011)[R] ****
If Only (2004) [PG-13] **
If You Are the One (2008) [PG] ***
I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) [PG-13] ****
The Illusionist (2006) [PG-13] ****
I'm with Lucy (2002) [R] ****
Imagine Me & You (2006) [R] ***+
The Imitation Game (2014) [PG-13] ****
In Good Company (2004) [PG-13] ****
In the Land of Women (2006) [PG-13] ***
In Time (2011) [PG-13] ***
Inception (2010) [PG-13] ****+
An Inconvenient Truth (2006) [PG] ****
Independence Day (1996) [PG-13] ****
Indian Summer (1993) [PG-13] ****
Indiscreet (1958) [UR] ****
Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (2015) [NR] ****
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) [UR] ****
Inside Job (2010) [PG-13] *****
Inside Man (2006) [R] ****
Intermezzo (1936) [UR] ****
Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939) [UR] ****
The Intern (2015) [PG-13] ***+
The Interpreter (2005) [PG-13] ***
Intersection (1994) [R] ***
Interstellar (2014) [PG-13] ****
Interview (2007) [R] ****
Into the Woods (2014) [PG] ****
Inventing the Abbotts (1997) [R] ****
The Invention of Lying (2009) [PG-13] ***
Invincible (2006) [PG] ****
Iris (2001) [R] ****
Iron Man (2008) [PG-13] ****+
Iron Man 2 (2010) [PG-13] ****
Irrational Man (2015) [R] ***
The Italian Job (2003) [PG-13] ****
It's Complicated (2009) [R] ***+

J
Jack & Sarah (1995) [PG] ***
Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008) [PG-13] **
Jack Reacher (2012) [PG-13] ***+
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) [PG-13] ****
Jackie (2016) [R] ****
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) [PG-13] ****
Jason Bourne (2016) [PG-13] ****
Jenny's Wedding (2015) [PG-13] ***
John Carter (2012) [PG-13] ***
The Joneses (2009) [R] ***+
Journey Back to Christmas (2016) [NR] ****
Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (1954) [NR] *****
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) [PG] ***
Julie & Julia (2009) [PG-13] ****
Just Go With It (2011) [PG-13] ***

Titles: K L M

K
Kate & Leopold (2001) [PG-13] ***
Keeping the Faith (2000) [PG-13] ****
The Kid (2000) [PG] ***
The Kids Are All Right (2010) [R] ****+
Killers (2010) [PG-13] **+
King Corn (2007) [UR] ****
The King's Speech (2010) [R] *****
Kiss the Sky (1998) [R] ****
Kissing A Fool (1998) [R] ***
Kissing Jessica Stein (2002) [R] ****
Knight and Day (2010) [PG-13] ***
Knowing (2009) [PG-13] ***

L
L.A. Story (1991) [PG-13] *****
La La Land (2016) [PG-13] *****
Laggies (2014) [R] ****
The Lake House (2006) [PG] ****
Last Chance Harvey (2009) [PG-13] ****-
The Last Five Years (2014) [PG-13] ****
Last Night (2010) [R] ***
The Last Song (2010) [PG] ***
The Last Starfighter (1984) [PG] ****
The Last Time (2006) [R] ***
Le Divorce (2003) [PG-13] ***
Leap Year (2010) [PG] ***
Leatherheads (2008) [PG-13] ***
Legends of the Fall (1994) [R] ***
Letters to Juliet (2010) [PG] ***
Liberal Arts (2012) [PG-13] ****
License to Wed (2007) [PG-13] **
Life as We Know It (2010) [PG-13] ***
Life of Pi (2012) [PG] ****
Life or Something Like It (2002) [PG-13] ***
Like Crazy (2011) [PG-13] ****
Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014) [R] ***
Lincoln (2012) [PG-13] *****
Lion (Australia, 2016) [PG-13] ****+
A Little Bit of Heaven (2012) [PG-13] **
Little City (1998) [R] ****
A Little Romance (1979) [PG] ****
Liz & Dick (2012) [UR] **
Lola Versus (2012) [R] ***
The Longest Week (2014) [PG-13] ***
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008) [PG-13] ***
Lost in Translation (2003) [R] ****
Love Actually (2003) [R] ****
Love Affair (1994) [PG-13] *****
Love & Other Drugs (2010) [R] ***+
Love Happens (2009) [PG-13] ***-
Love Is All You Need (2013) [R] ****
The Love Letter (1998) [UR] ****
Love, Rosie (2015) [R] ***
Love, Wedding, Marriage (2011) [PG-13] **
Lucky Seven (2003) [PG-13] ***

M
Mad Money (2008) [PG-13] ***
Made of Honor (2008) [PG-13] ***
The Maiden Heist (2009) [PG-13] ***
The Majestic (2001) [PG] ***
Mamma Mia! (2008) [PG-13] ***
The Man from Earth (2007) [UR] ***+
Man of Steel (2013) [PG-13] ****
Man on a Ledge (2012) [PG-13] ***
Maneater (2009-TV) [UR] ***
Margin Call (2011) [R] ****
The Martian (2015) [PG-13] *****
Match Point (2005) [R] ****
McFarland USA (2015) [PG] ****
Me Myself I (2000) [R] ***
The Mechanic (2011) [R] ***
Medicine Man (1992) [PG-13] ***
Meet Joe Black (1998) [PG-13] ***
Men in Black (1997) [PG-13] ****
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) [R] ***
Mercury Rising (1998) [R] **
Meru (2015) [R] ****
Midnight in Paris (2011) [PG-13] *****-
Million Dollar Arm (2014) [PG] ****
Mini's First Time (2006) [R] ***
Miss Conception (2008) [R] *
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008) [PG-13] ****
Mission to Mars (2000) [PG] **
Moneyball (2011) [PG-13] *****
Money Monster (2016) [R] ***+
The Monuments Men (2014) [PG-13] ***
Moon (2009) [R] ****
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) [PG-13] *****
Morning Glory (2010) [PG-13] ****-
Mother and Child, 2009 [R] ****
Moulin Rouge! (2001) [PG-13] ****
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) [PG-13] ****-
Mr. Baseball (1992) [PG-13] ***
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) [G] ***
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) [PG] ****
Music and Lyrics (2007) [PG-13] ****
Music From Another Room (1998) [PG-13] ***+
Music Within (2007) [R] ****-
Must Love Dogs (2005) [PG-13] ***
My Fair Lady (1964) [G] ****+
My Life in Ruins (2009) [PG-13] **
My Old Lady (2014) [PG-13] ***
My One and Only (2009) [PG-13] ****
My Sassy Girl (2008) [PG-13] ***+
My Week with Marilyn (2011) [R] ****