SPACE STATION 76 takes the viewer on a unique journey into the future from the cultural viewpoint of the '70s but never loses track of our 2014 selves. The futuristic spaceship environment is sleek, beautiful and cold where one expects Captain Kirk pursued by Chewbacca to come round the corner. However, he doesn't. The super hero is replaced with a very human, gorgeous cast of characters who reveal themselves struggling with sexual frustrations, ambition, jealousy and loneliness as they try to find their place in the universe. The continuous laughs along the way from the slapstick of <more>
a mechanical hand groping out of control to the satire of the not so helpful but cute robot psychiatrist, make watching their pain bearable. At the center of the action is an adorable little girl named Sunshine whose resiliency gives hope to the journey. Get yourself some white go go boots and find a showing of SPACE STATION 76 to enjoy.
Just saw this movie - what a fun ride! Fantastic performances especially by Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Kali Rocha, Marisa Coughlan and Kylie Rodgers. It's an offbeat journey that is a visual treat - great costumes and art direction that captures the era. The smoking in the film alone deserves a billing. There are moments of such hysterical awkwardness that I still am thinking about them. But as funny as the film and the dialogue is - it has great heart. It is full of horrible behavior and social misfits and puts it on display in claustrophobic and amusingly cheesy settings. The topper to <more>
it all is a killer soundtrack that acts as another character in the film. Simply put, it's a great flick!
It's been quite a while since a comedy like Space Station 76 hit the big screens , a great cast , well written plot and of course a good dose of heart just make this movie an instant classic . The chemistry between the cast is excellent , Matt Bomer , Liv Tyler and Patrick Wilson will give you a very fun ride through a great direction view from Jack Plotnick . An instant classic as delightful as the cast . In times of silly disposable jokes , Space Station 76 will fill up the needs of an audience starving for a well paced comedy with a good amount of intelligence . Welcome on board !!
A whole lot of fun (by dmr226-947-137625)
I saw an advanced preview of this film and loved it. The dated science fiction elements combining space movie stereotypes and '70s nostalgia were perfectly done. Spot on and hilarious. A very funny performance by Patrick Wilson adds to the enjoyment as well. As a film buff, I had a great time trying to identify all the movies that were being parodied. This film keeps a straight face but has it's tongue planted firmly in cheek. The writing is well paced and lively and unpredictable. I highly recommend it and look forward to seeing it again. This is one of those films where everybody <more>
involved seems to having a great time and so does the audience.
Perfect outer-space movie here. Of course it has a 5ish rating, because people are clueless. The couple who is moving off the spaceship, they need to transport his cryo-stasis mom and she's just sitting in there sleeping. The wife doesn't want to wake her up cause she's annoying. Steve! We can't fit her! She's going to have go later with your sports equipment. Lol. The Valium addict mom who is cheating on her husband and in love with her robot psychiatrist. The more she acts stressed out, the more Valium the robot prescribes her lol. Your new prescription amount is: as <more>
much as you want! Lol. That's great. The interplay between all the passengers on the ship is smooth. The captain....Why am I not Admiral yet!??? How am I supposed to soar with the eagles?!! When I'm, down here, talking with turkeys! The gay captain, who had a falling out with his co-captain lover. The scene where he's confronting him and smoking that cigarette is hilarious. The timing and execution of this movie is flawless. There are so many perfectly awkward moments that it will only resonate with a minority of viewers. It will not be recognized by most though. If you like dry intelligent humour and outer-space movies, this is for you.
A smart & sophisticated 70's sci-fi mash-up (by philinny-1)
Director Jack Plotnick has created a dead-on tribute to the sci-fi future envisioned in the 70's, and assembled a charming and flawed group to populate its curved white hallways. Well played by the entire cast, especially Liv Tyler with her usual understated intensity, Matt Bomer as a stand-up guy in a bad marriage, Patrick Wilson delivering a deadpan sexism worthy of Ron Burgundy, and a heartbreakingly luminous and unmannered performance by child actor Kylie Rogers. For good measure, throw in some wonderful running gags a lunatic robotic psychiatrist , off-the-charts great art <more>
direction and costume design. If you remember the domes and droids of "Silent Running" fondly, you won't be disappointed.
Just not what you expect these days and funny in its own way (by daviddas9999)
Reading the comments and ratings, this movie does not seem to be watched by the right people. I think the problem seems to be in the expectations and the movie being something different than what we are used to these days when you read the plot of the movie. If you expect a normal sci-fi, where the sci-fi part is important for the story, it's not, it's just the setting. The cheap 70's sci-fi look is humor for me. If you expect a comedy, with clear, loud jokes, or people being funny, it's not. I found the humor more in the irony and in the annoyingness and painfulness of the <more>
characters.If you expect a spectacular blockbuster, it's not, it's almost more an art-house movie.If you expect a serious drama, it's not, although it is about loneliness and emptiness in people. So yes, I actually did enjoy it, because it was different and well made.
Contrastive to every other review here... (by anon7310)
I went into this not wanting to watch it - and was left a little perplexed by the dislike for this film; as was my other half. I think part of it could be cultural and us Brits having a different sense of humour to Americans/Canadians which is where this film has thus far been released .Frankly, I found this a lot more entertaining than comedies like 'Bad Neighbors', 'This is the End', 'Pineapple Express', 'Hangover'... or basically anything with Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill or Michael Cera - these sort of films generally seem to unimpress me and make the rare list <more>
of things I end up turning off. I'm not saying they are terrible films... I'm just saying that *I* think they are terrible utter rubbish 'movies' or rather, polished turds that should have never been made. Again; probably my different sense of humour, contrastive to a lot of reviewers here who have echoed similar thoughts about Space Station 76.Now, Space Station 76 isn't paced to have you laughing at every second - and it is deliberately slow as a film; rather, it's a window into daily life in space coupled with awkward discourse and events amongst the small community on the ship. It's evident this is going to end up as more of a cult movie: it deserves to be.The sets are wonderfully put together and create a consistent sense of galactic immersion, the acting is brilliant, the cast is filled with a lot of familiar faces from great films and the comedy delivers well. Yes, it might not all be inoffensive - but it's pretty brilliant.This is a great movie the way it is. Things do get a little dry at either end of the film but it's forgivable.
If you're expecting a comedy, you're better off looking elsewhere. Despite the label, I didn't find this film funny at all, but rather quite tragic with scattered moments of pitch-black humor.That said, this was a rather clever and poignant allegory of middle- class suburban living aboard a spaceship floating through a region of space devoid of any other ships, inhabited planets or stations. It's this pervasive sense of isolation that becomes a recurring theme as we meet the motley crew of characters, each suffering from some form of emotional disconnect, not only from the <more>
rest of the station's crew, but from themselves as well. The themes present in this film are universal and are relevant today despite the retro setting.These characters broke my heart, but none more so the leading trio of the captain, lieutenant and Ted played by Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler and Matt Bomer respectively. Wilson's role in particular tugged at my heart. And of course Matt Bomer shines no matter what role he's given. His portrayal of Ted the welder comes across as extremely authentic despite the sometimes gauche elements of the film.While I did enjoy the movie I found the ending a little abrupt and disappointing, as if they'd made their point and decided to leave it there instead of providing some sort of thematic resolution.Don't watch Space Station 76 expecting a slick, CGI-tastic sci-fi movie. Similarly, don't go in expecting a raucously funny Austin Powers-esque romp. This movie is neither and so much more. It's a study of human nature and family drama, the secrets we keep from our loved ones and the lies we tell ourselves in order to survive the daily grind of existence.