5 May 2017 | claudio_carvalho
Heavy-Handed Director Associated to a Disappointing Storyline-
The pilot Jessica (Liv Tyler) arrives at the refueling Space Station 76 as the substitute for the former pilot Daniel to work with the alcoholic gay Captain Glenn (Patrick Wilson), who is depressed for missing Daniel. Jessica makes contact with the apparently friendly crew but actually befriends only the mechanic Ted (Matt Borner) and his sensitive seven year-old daughter Sunshine (Kylie Rogers). Ted's unfaithful wife Misty (Marisa Coughlan) is a paranoid Valium addicted woman that has a love affair with the wolf Steve (Jerry O'Connell), who is married to the selfish and neglecting mother Donna (Kali Rocha), and therapy with the robot Dr. Bot. The toxic and manipulative Misty becomes jealous of Jessica and poisons the mind of Sunshine with lies about about her new friend. During the Christmas party, Misty suggests they should play the truth game when secrets are exposed.
"Space Station 76" is one of those movies that does not work for at least two main reasons. First, the heavy hand of director Jack Plotnick that makes a film too dramatic for a dark comedy and too silly for a drama. The disappointing storyline is the second reason exploring themes like homosexuality, drug, alcohol and cigarette abuse, depression, loneliness, infidelity in a dramatic comedy (or shallow and silly drama). The style retro in the future is also weird and the film seems to be sponsored by the tobacco industry. The conclusion, when most of the relationships in Space Station 76 are destroyed and everybody is stranded in the station is absolutely ironic. The music score is the best and maybe unanimity in this film. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "Sem Gravidade... Sem Cérebro" ("Without Gravity...Without Brain")