“The In Between,” is a love story about two students in high school whose relationship is tragically ended, including an appearance by the poster for the 1990 hit movie starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. Teenagers Tessa (Joey King) and Skylar (Kyle Allen) who are engaged in a vehicle accident in the first scene of the film are this time’s star-crossed lovers. As an illustration of the film’s less-than-subtle usage of metaphors, Skyler is killed and Tessa is hospitalized with serious heart damage.
In “The In Between,” a split chronology alternates between the past, which describes how Tessa and Skylar met, and the present, in which the bereaved Tessa begins to think her deceased boyfriend is trying to contact her from beyond the dead.
The youths first cross paths during an encore showing of Jean-Jacques Beneix’s 1986 tale of forbidden love, “Betty Blue,” where they are the only two spectators (the film was shot during the COVID pandemic). Skylar begins translating every word of the speech when Tessa complains that the French-language movie lacks subtitles. They are holding hands by the time the movie is through.
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A teenage girl who lost the love of her life in a horrific accident starts to think that he is giving her clues from the afterlife. The In Between, starring Joey King and Kyle Allen, debuts on Friday, April 8, internationally on Netflix.
The In Between Cast
- Joey King portrayed Tessa
- Kyle Allen portrayed Skylar
- Celeste O’Connor portrayed Shannon
- Drake Rodger portrayed Judd
- Kim Dickens portrayed Vickie
- John Ortiz portrayed Mel
- April Parker Jones portrayed Jazz
- Diany Rodriguez portrayed Ms. Duffy
- Donna Biscoe portrayed Doris
- Jeffrey Vincent Parise portrayed Julian
- Brooke Jaye Taylor portrayed Leigh
- Nicholas Stargel portrayed Cortez
- Leander Suleiman portrayed Dr. Rita Sarkisian
The In Between Movie Plot
Tessa, a guarded and reclusive orphan who maintains a distance from her adoptive parents, is not someone who readily trusts others. She is an aspiring photographer who uses her camera to block out the outside world. However, the charming lad who speaks three languages has read Wharton and Austen and is a rower for their school disarms her. He also works as a lifeguard, making him a veritable boyfriend-lottery jackpot.
Tessa begins to receive messages in the present that seem to indicate Skylar is attempting to contact her from the afterlife. In her darkroom, unidentified photographs that she never took develop and then vanish. During class, the song she and Skylar adored by INXS, “Never Tear Us Apart,” begins to play on her mobile. She sees Skylar in her sleep and he tells her, “I’m still here.” What does he want, though, and how will Tessa approach him?
Tessa, a guarded and reclusive orphan who maintains a distance from her adoptive parents, is not someone who readily trusts others. She is an aspiring photographer who uses her camera to block out the outside world. However, the charming lad who knows three languages has read Wharton and Austen and is a rower for their school disarms her. He also works as a lifeguard, making him a veritable boyfriend-lottery jackpot.
The In Between Movie Review
The In-Between” was penned by Marc Klein (“Serendipity,” “Mirror Mirror”) and directed by Arie Posin (“The Face of Love”) with an absolute lack of subtlety that would delight its target young-teen audience (the movie is streaming exclusively on Paramount Plus). A PG-13-rated but nevertheless shocking sex scene that feels out of place in a movie where fireworks go off when the couple experiences their first kiss is one of the more perplexing decisions the directors periodically make.
Even though they appear older than their high school years, King and Allen, who co-produced the movie and are best known for their work on Netflix’s “The Kissing Booth” trilogy and as one of the Jets in “West Side Story,” respectively, make a cute couple. Allen will next dress as He-Man in a live-action version of “Masters of the Universe.” The flashback sequences describing their genuinely touching romance are when the film is at its best. It performs worse when they are divided and reside in various domains.
The patronizing conclusion to “The In-Between” feels cheated, a sugary cap to what is ultimately a bittersweet sorrow. It also runs counter to the opening epigraph by David Foster Wallace, “Every love story is a ghost story.”Additionally, the movie takes an absurdly long time to get there. However, it’s difficult to see its intended demographic grumbling over a such underwhelming, forgettable slumber-party fare.