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To infinity and beyond

To infinity and beyond

Emma Roberts proves the sky is the limit as a party girl-turned-astronaut in Space Cadet on Prime Video

By Charlotte Briggs, Staff Writer

What did you want to be when you were a kid? A doctor, a firefighter or a zookeeper? Tiffany “Rex” Simpson (Emma Roberts, About Fate, Holidate, Maybe I Do) dreamed of going to space. But as many of us – and Rex – already know all too well, life doesn’t always go to plan.


That sentiment is the inspiration behind Space Cadet – the latest romcom from Amazon MGM Studios, which has produced other genre big hitters including The Idea Of You, Música and Upgraded in 2024 alone. Check out the trailer below.


Rex is a twentysomething party girl who longs to fulfil her childhood goal of becoming an astronaut. It seems a near impossible task until she enlists the help of her best friend Nadine Cai (Poppy Liu, Hacks) and they successfully scam a seat for Rex on NASA’s ultra-competitive astronaut training programme. After all, it’s not like it’s rocket science… right?


Soon enough, Rex finds herself out of her depth, much to the dismay of NASA programme directors Pam Proctor (Gabrielle Union, Think Like A Man) and Logan O’Leary (Tom Hopper, The Umbrella Academy). But what Rex lacks in qualifications and scientific expertise, she makes up for in smarts, courage and determination.


And as she gets closer to reaching the cosmos, Rex’s story is one that’s filled with charm, adventure and that all-important message that it’s never too late to shoot for the stars.



Written and directed by Liz W Garcia (Purple Hearts, Dawson’s Creek) and with a supporting cast including Dave Foley (Fargo), Yasha Jackson (The Flight Attendant), Sam Robards (AI: Artificial Intelligence) and Desi Lydic (The Daily Show), we have no doubt that Space Cadet is going to be out of this world.


Don’t miss Space Cadet from Thursday 4 July in Apps > Prime Video. In the meantime, if you’re feeling inspired to switch careers and follow your dreams too, then check out some of the other unconventional jobs featured in some of our favourite romcoms. Just don’t expect to see any architects, journalists or bakers…


The Holiday

Find The Holiday in Apps > Netflix or Prime Video or in Sky Cinema on demand

Workaholic Amanda (Cameron Diaz) gets her own movie-worthy happily ever after when she meets charming widower Graham (Jude Law), in Nancy Meyers’ romcom about two women swapping homes to escape their romantic troubles.


Legally Blonde

Find Legally Blonde in Apps > Prime Video or ITVX

From a heartbroken sorority queen to a top Harvard Law student, Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) taught a generation of viewers to follow their dreams despite what other people might think. And about the bend and snap, of course.


50 First Dates

Find 50 First Dates in Apps > Netflix

Henry (Adam Sandler) has only ever been able to commit to his work and the animals under his care. But he rethinks his bachelor lifestyle when he meets Lucy (Drew Barrymore), who suffers from short-term memory loss.



Find Hitch in Sky Cinema On Demand

While matchmaker Hitch (Will Smith) can get his clients a first kiss within three dates, his smooth-talking skills dry up when he tries to woo quick-witted gossip columnist Sara (Eva Mendes).


Last Holiday

Find Last Holiday in Sky Cinema On Demand and on Paramount+

Georgia (Queen Latifah) is proof that manifesting your dream life really works, after her “Book of Possibilities” and a change of perspective helps her open her own restaurant that’s frequented by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse.



Find Ghost in Apps > ITVX

Making it as an artist is never easy, so making it in New York City takes some serious talent. And Molly Jensen (Demi Moore) is so successful that can she afford a stunning Manhattan loft apartment to keep her pottery wheel, as shown in THAT famous scene with boyfriend Sam (Patrick Swayze).


Nappily Ever After

Find Nappily Ever After in Apps > Netflix

Not only is Violet (Sanaa Lathan) inspirational when she’s pitching against her male colleagues in the boardroom, but she also embodies a powerful message that you can find true happiness within instead of always striving for outward perfection.


Morning Glory

Find Morning Glory on Paramount+

Despite experiencing setbacks in her personal and professional life, hard-working Becky (Rachel McAdams) remains undeterred as she transforms Daybreak from a struggling morning show to a national success.  


When can I watch Space Cadet on TV?

You can stream Space Cadet from Thursday 4 July in Apps > Prime Video.


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