Space Station 76 (2014) Movie Review

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Space Station 76 (2014)

2014 | R | Drama, Sci-Fi, Comedy
93 minutes / 1h 33min

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Space Station 76 Plot Synopsis:

Space Station 76 is a refueling satellite near an alternate-reality Earth, circa 1976. Jessica arrives to serve as the station's new first mate. While she narrates a piece about how she likes the predictability of asteroids, some placidly drifting asteroids are shown colliding in chain-reaction fashion. While at first the station appears normal and the people friendly, Jessica soon discovers that the people on board have issues due to the isolation and stress of being cooped up with one another in a relatively small space far from Earth. This is in addition the usual problems people struggle with, such as infidelity, loneliness, depression, and drug abuse. She tries to make friends and fit in, but, unable to connect meaningfully with anyone, she becomes lonely. She's baffled and disillusioned by the stiff and irritable Captain Glenn, who harbors secrets of his own. She finds herself drawn to Ted, a lonely, married crewman, and his 7 year-old daughter, Sunshine. Ted yearns to reconnect with his unhappy, medicated wife, Misty, but she's too far gone to respond and is driving him away. His daughter Sunshine contends with her unhappy, mentally ill mother and her own isolation issues. Events finally come to a head at a Christmas party when a rapidly unhinging Misty decides everyone needs to play the "Truth Game." Just when it seems like everything's falling apart, a celestial event shakes everyone to their core, reminding them what their real priorities in life should be.

Space Station 76 (2014) Review

Space Station 76 (2014) is an American science fiction drama comedy movie that is 93 minutes long. Director and co-writer Jack Plotnick (Meet the Fockers (2004), Rubber (2010), Down with Love (2003), Gods and Monsters (1998)) did an awesome job. Jack has over 100 acting credits and a few writing and directing credits. He is one guy that might not get bored with is job. The movie did contain good comedy as I laughed about twice in the movie. The movie contains major sexual content and is not suitable for kids/teenagers to see. It also contains many people trying to commit suicide more than once, violence, drug use, bad language and intense moments.

Space Station 76 was an entertaining watch but disappointed in the comedy and sci-fi area. I would not consider the movie to be entirely sci-fi as it strays from it as the movie goes on. Space Station 76 is actually a space station in the movie that is a refueling satellite. It is located next to an alternate-reality Earth in 1976. Jessica (Liv Tyler - The Incredible Hulk (2008), Armageddon (1998), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)) is the stations new first mate. There were some asteroids colliding while Jessica was saying how much she likes that asteroids are very predictable. Jessica soon learns that things are not what they appear to be at first when she enters the station. She realizes that everyone is stressed and has several issues because they are confined to the station and there is not much space for anyone to move around. She soon becomes very lonely because it was difficult for her to form any real friendship with the people. She later finds someone but he is married and has a seven year old daughter - What will Jessica do?

The acting, sets, lighting effects, special effects and cinematography were all good. I think the movie was labeled wrong and that is one of the main reason people do not like it. I watched this movie thinking I was in for some really good laughter and it was the total opposite. I was more saddening and felt the emotions of the characters in this movie. So basically if I was in the mood to watch a good comedy and saw this instead - I would be mad and probably dislike it because it was labeled as being a comedy and science fiction movie.

  • Space Station 76 Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 5.68
  • IMDB: 4.9
  • MetaCritic: 4.9
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.7

About Space Station 76 2014

Title: Space Station 76
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.84/5 stars from 7,020 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 7,020
MPAA Rating: R
Space Station 76 Cast Starring: Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Jerry O'Connell, Melodi Hallenbeck, Hart Keathley, Victor Togunde, Matt Bomer, Kali Rocha, Jack Plotnick, Jonny Jay, Matthew Morrison, Julia Wood, Keir Dullea, Michael Stoyanov, Sam Pancake, Kylie Rogers, Marisa Coughlan, Katherine Ann McGregor, Anna Sophia Berglund, Susan Currie, Ryan Gaul
Space Station 76 Writers: Jennifer Elise Cox, Sam Pancake, Jack Plotnick
Space Station 76 Director: Jack Plotnick
Production: Sony Pictures
Language: English
Country: USA