Space Station 76 Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 2 years ago
Space Station 76 Review [WATCH VIDEO]

Sony Pictures’ “Space Station 76” is a sci-fi/drama/comedy film directed by Jack Plotnick, which he has co-written with Sam Pancake, Michael Stoyanov, Jennifer Cox and Kali Rocha. It opens in theaters on Sept. 19, 2014. The cast members include: Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer, Patrick Wilson, Kylie Rogers, Jerry O’Connell, Marissa Coughlan, Kali Rocha and Keir Dullea. Read on to learn more about the film’s synopsis, including reviews from top critics.

“Space Station 76” Synopsis:


Capt. Glenn (Wilson) is the unhappy leader of the crew who drinks a lot to forget a gay relationship with a former co-worker, who was replaced by Jessica (Tyler). He is having a hard time accepting that his equal is a woman. Misty (Coughlan) is Ted’s (Bomer) wife and Sunshine’s (Rogers) mother. She avoids having sexual intercourse with Ted and neglects her daughter’s needs. She is having an affair with Steve (O’Connell), who is also married and has a child with Donna (Rocha), his wife. Furthermore, Misty resents her daughter’s budding friendship with Jessica, which Ted has nothing to complain about.

“Space Station 76” Review:

As of this writing, the film has scored 46 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 47 percent on Metacritic.

John Defore of The Hollywood Reporter referred to the film as an “oddball pastiche” in his review. He also mentioned that Liv Tyler and Patrick Wilson, who play leading roles, were not enough to make the movie more than a “midnight-movie fare in theaters.”

Variety’s Joe Ledon, on the other hand, wrote in his review about the film’s possibility of making it in homescreen platforms.

“With the aid of ensemble players who maintain admirably straight faces amid the absurdity, director Jack Plotnick gets an impressive amount of mileage from a concept that might seem at first blush barely adequate to sustain a Saturday Night Live sketch,” wrote Leydon in his review in Variety.

What do you think of the film? Did it live up to your expectations? Let us know by posting your comments below.

There you have it for the “Space Station 76” synopsis and review. It opens in theaters on Sept. 19, 2014. Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming movies.

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