The In Between (\N)

Joey King,
After surviving a car accident that took the life of her boyfriend, a teenage girl believes he's attempting to reconnect with her from the after world.
  • 5.9 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2018-09-07 Added:
  • Marc Klein, Writer:
  • Director:
  • Robbie Brenner, Andrew Deane, Dan Spilo, Producer:


6 / 10

Partially redeemed; but mostly irredeemable

There's a whole lotta of "too" involved with this movie: too melodramatic, too much like "Ghost," too many romantic tropes, too too too. All of that said, I'm awarding it one extra star (5->6) for the serious and sincere attempts by star Joey King and the supporting cast (including Celeste O'Connor and Donna Biscoe) to sell all of it to us with a brightly colored bow (or cap) on top.

9 / 10

Totally surprised at the quality movie

It's amazing how the individual network streamers are streaming their own movies and shows. So much junk out there, and some good things, but mostly things that have to add a lot of nudity and cursing in their shows. None of that was required for this, it was an amazing movie, the plot and script, while not original, was super well done and kept me interested and engaged to see how it would work it out. The acting, well it was impressive how well the cast sold their characters. Amazing, amazing job Paramount+! Well worth my money monthly (if this was the only thing I watched, which it isn't). It is a sad movie, as you can tell from the description of the show, but boy! It was very touching, very well done and totally worth my time to watch it. Highly recommend this movie.

5 / 10

Love and death

The idea of an afterlife place called the In Between was interesting but unnecessary to the actual plot of the movie. It was mostly here to make it different to other romance movies.

I like Joey King and I thought she wasn't that bad in this movie along with Kyle Allen, who was also not that bad in the movie.

The relationship with the main couple was cute and they did have some chemistry with each other. The accident they go through is effective and emotional when you find out how it happens.

But all of these small positives of the movie doesn't hide the fact that it's standard.

Overall, this is a standard romance movie with a weird element added to make it different from other movies. It just makes it a supernatural movie for no reason.

5 / 10

Sweet... story with after-life suggestions, but insufficient suggestions. The film could, or should, have beeen shorter by at least 15 minutes. Watchable and soon forgettable.

5 / 10

This is really not the "In-Between".

"The In Between" opens with a David Foster Wallace quote: "every love story is a ghost story." This is what happens to Tessa (Joey King) following a fatal car accident that claims the life of her boyfriend Skylar (Kyle Allen) and leaves her with a broken heart. Her destroyed phone inexplicably turns on and shows a photo sent to her by Skylar, and she feels his presence at the hospital. Another fellow patient tries to tell her about ADC - "after death communication". This is the punch line and the story line. However there are more plot holes in this movie than in a Swiss cheese. This movie also blatantly idealizes Tessa's desire to end her life to be with Skylar. Apart from the strong acting performance of Joey King (Tessa), this movie is a waste of time. There is no clear direction and the supernatural stuff in this movie just does not make any sense at all.