"Beyond" doesn't seem to really go that far in terms of extraterrestrial discovery or cinematic spectacle (safe for an ever-swirling camera). But it offers enough thrills and drama to make the ride interesting and not overwhelming. (Individual praise should go for Yelchin for making his Chekov shine.)
Summertime can pass as a female "Brokeback Mountain" in terms of story, setting, and explicitness. It's dry, short ending might be the only major complaint to make about an otherwise compelling narrative filled with exceptional performances.
What it lacks in narrative pathos and dynamism it compensates with a detailed mise-en-scène and warm-colored photography that lives up to Hollywood's golden era. Eisenberg gets to channel his inner Woody enough to make it enjoyable.
Unconventional, quirky, at times sensitive and mostly entertaining. A (not so) family friendly movie that can teach a thing or two to many families out there. If it wasn't for it's rushed ending and some character inconsistencies I'd regard it as excellent. It is nonetheless refreshing and wild American tale worth watching.