Rated R | Time: 1:33
Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler star as dysfunctional astronauts in this soap opera set in a 1970s view of the future. Some reviews:
▪ Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice: “Don’t expect many laughs from this retro-futuristic curio, which doesn’t really go for them, despite its parodic title and its ’70s insistence that in the far future, View-Masters would be cutting-edge communication tech. Still, sympathetic audiences may be diverted by the period design and skilled performances, and by the mystery of what exactly the filmmakers are going for. (The less sympathetic may just ask what the point is.)”
▪ Joe Leydon, Variety: “(It) might seem at first blush barely adequate to sustain a ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch. This low-key indie comedy could live long and prosper on homescreen platforms.”
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▪ Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine: “As a space-opera lampoon, ‘Space Station 76’ is incoherent primarily because it’s never clear what director Jack Plotnick and the film’s five credited screenwriters are attempting to spoof.”
(At Screenland Armour.)
| Sharon Hoffmann, The Star