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On the night of the discovery of a duplicate planet in the solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
'Another Earth' may be billed as a work of science fiction, but itstender love story keeps the film in orbit. On the same night an MITstudent crashes her car into another, instantly killing a mother, heryoung son and her unborn daughter, leaving only the father, a secondEarth appears in the Milky Way. The grieving father is John Burroughs, played by William Mapother (TomCruise's cousin). Until the accident, he was a successful composer. Theone scene he has with his family is enough to confirm how united theywere. Burroughs sinks into a depression and becomes a drug-dependantrecluse. The girl responsible for the deaths is Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling).The four-year prison sentence she receives is not enough to clear herconscience; the guilt she feels still weighs heavily on her. Out ofprison Rhoda gives up any academic aspirations to lose herself in thedullest of jobs: high school janitor. She lacks the courage to reveal her true identity to John, so insteadoffers to clean his house as part of a free cleaning trial. Weeks go byand Rhoda continues to clean for John. They find happiness in eachother's company, though John still doesn't know who Rhoda really is.Meanwhile, ordinary citizens are given the chance to visit Earth 2.Being a science enthusiast Rhoda allows herself the guilty pleasure ofapplying for a ticket. Perhaps she does so in the hope that leavingEarth might be the only way of clearing her guilt. I'm not going to insult the filmmakers and say why things don't makesense because they do. It's frustrating to see so many reviewers gothrough all of the scientific discrepancies. Of course there'll beplenty of those: That's what you get in science-fiction. What isfiction if it isn't fantasy? Fiction is used to convey a metaphorical point: What would you say toanother you? Would you see yourself the way you really were? Whatthings would you learn about yourself? What things would you dodifferently? With these questions in mind, the film begins to makesense as one about self-reflection and humanity. Some may wonder why the science fiction isn't more prevalent. I thinkit's clear why. We're seeing this story through the eyes of John andRhoda. Both have had their lives irrevocably altered by the car crash.Why would they care about Earth 2? Come to think of it, why would theycare if the world ended tomorrow?www.moseleyb13.com
This is not sci-fi. It is a very slow art film (is that redundant?).The type of film that hangs on a shot while absolutely nothinghappens... over and over again... hoping people in the audience findthe effect profoundly moving. There was almost no plot, very littledialog, and next to no action.The main character was supposed to be depressed but instead wasportrayed as flat -- so flat she inspired no empathy. Her flat affectwas emphasized by the flat still shots that artlessly hung on her,which did nothing to convey the depth of her despair, but made me thinkabout the depth of my own in sitting through this.The one thing I will say is that I wanted to see how it would end sincethey brought in this 'other planet' as a plot device and would have todeal with it sooner or later. The last 20 seconds of the film -- thefinal scene -- was better than the entire rest of the movie puttogether, but that's not saying a whole lot. But at least on top ofeverything else it didn't have a bad ending (in my humble opinion).If this film had avoided the artsy and leaned towards the gritty, itmight have had a better shot at entertaining.
I've caught a smattering of the reviews on this god awful movie and asexpected, people try to look intelligent making a dumb movie seeminteresting. I should have known better given it was yet anotheroverrated film festival piece of trash. I, like others, have aexcellent sense of imagination and I certainly don't think that anyonetrained in psychology is any better judge of this film. In short, anidiot girl gawks at the sky flying down the road in her car as thecamera switches to a family sitting for several minutes at intersectionfor no explicable reason other than to get clocked by the idiot girlwho could have gotten out of the car and looked at that other planetlike a normal person would. Oh the imagination. Someone hold it back, I can't see past all themarvel. For a sci-fi stinker it does what so many other wastes of filmhave done before it. It focuses on nearly everything one could careless about when weighed against the prospect of visiting another earthand then share's a disappointing 10 second moment where double meetsdouble for your sci-fi ecstasy. This movie is so dull, dismal anddepressing that it could put you to sleep in your sleep and kill anydreams you ever had.
ANOTHER EARTH is at its core a science fiction fantasy, but rooted invery human events and in very human emotions. The big idea of the filmdeals with the discovery of an alternate earth, identical in every wayto ours, moving closer towards us... as this is happening Rhoda's lifeis shattering, her future and her dreams have all been lost. The thrustof the film may seem to speak of luck as a chief defining factor in theoutcome of one's life and how very thin a line exists between successand failure. For me, however, the deeper message it invokes hassomething to do with the stripping away of self illusions(throughtragic events)and how that is necessary in order for one to seereality, without all is smoke and mirrors, making visible the realbeauty in the world.I was very touched by the scene with Rhoda and the old man in thehospital....and the ending... it blew me away, not only because it wasunexpected, but it seemed right, even though it didn't fit the logic ofthe movie. It was one the few times in film where the satisfication ofthe ending was derived in its beauty, not in its logic. This film reminded me of so many other great films, and has a veryEuropean feel to it. Maybe it was the cold weather setting or theethereal nature in the the face of Brit Marling, but I could catchglimpses of Lasse Halmstrom's MY LIFE AS A DOG (with the Russiancosmonaut reference) and Lars Von Trier's MELANCHOLIA (with the visualsof Earth 2) and Krystof Kieslowski seemed also to have great influenceon this film, with his THREE COLOURS:BLUE (the music compositionscenes) RED, with the news footage of Rhoda in profile in freeze frameand not to mention, of course, THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE.A stunning film!
Logline: Instead of going to MIT a blond girl decides to be a cleanerbut still dreams of a second chance here and on the mirror earth.The awful trailer to this movie gives it all away and the film itselfis quite predictable. You know a film is a chauvinistic male's wetdream when the movie casts a beautiful woman for the lead and does notcare at all about how the male lead looks like especially to femaleaudiences. As long as the blond female lead, Rhoda looks hot...Rhoda is played by Brit Marling who is also the co-writer but it isobvious that the writing was dominated by Cahill who directed,produced, did camera-work and even edited. There were a lot of malefingerprints. A whole minute of scenes playing video games makes sensefor Cahill for a man in mourning to start seeing the fresh blooms oflove. Another ridiculous element, which only assures you that this isCahill's wet dream is the half- baked idea that a girl who hadqualified to go to MIT, could just claim that her cleaning company isgiving free 'trial-cleaning' of houses and the professor bought it lockstock and barrel and invites her in. He must have been thinking withhis other head. Obviously. Were there questions about the fee next timeshe comes? None. Yet there were many scenes regarding the pay cheques.Despite penned by two people, the writing is indeed poor because we arealso expected to believe that Rhoda's smart-aleck brother did notblabber to their parents about Rhoda's winning ticket. Furthermore ifRhoda did not even have the courage to tell the professor about whatshe had done, are we supposed to believe she has courage to go to Earth2? If she knew how to write 'forgive' with her finger on someone's palmdon't you think she would be the type of girl who would write 'sorry, Idid that' and push it under the professor's door? Where was Marling'sfemale input in the writing as to female behavior?Cahill and Marling seem to have not done much Astronomy nor Physics inschool because of the ridiculousness of the situation of having twoplanets that close which should have only meant gravitationaldisaster,at the very least to the earths' moons. Melancholia, the otherplanet-coming movie had it right in that department at least. The abyss of how poorly written, predictable and corny this movie is isthe suggestion the professor makes to celebrate the winning ticket -cook dinner. But even that does not compare to the cringe worthiestmoment when just like that, a beautiful blond girl decides to undressand give herself. Was that sympathy wet dream sex? Really Marling?The male lead's performance was utterly amateurish and awful at theimportant scene of rage. I doubt we will ever see him again on-screen.On the other hand, Brit Marling, the actress, not the writer, is theone thing good about this movie that is even technically poor with manyout-of-focus and zoom-focus mishaps. There was an obvious continuityerror as well when Rhoda puts the ticket on the sofa. All in all Another Earth is astronomically awful. You just wish youwere on another planet instead of watching someone's wet dream...andthat a female co-writer would write some sense!
So i watched this movie oops.. a movie? short film? or a documentarywhatever till first 20 mins it is good going after that don't know whathappened.There is no correlation between two stories in the movie,they have justgone side by side.The camera work is mediocre some amateur shot this may be looks likethat.Very slow movie with less dialogues.At last she has gone to the another earth and she found herself thereand that is the end of the movie.Don't know what the writer or directorwant to show it is just like a very normal thought.
Beautiful, breathtaking, brilliant. The low budget and use ofnon-actors adds to the realism. The score is fantastic. Brit Marling issimply stunning, let's hope we see much more of her. This isn't a spaceopera but a meditation on loss, redemption, hope and, ultimately, whoand what am I? What does it mean to be me? Plus one of the best endingsof any film I have ever seen.As others have pointed out, this is not about science. Who cares if thegravity thing doesn't work, or the other Earth doesn't have a moon? Thefilm wisely ignores all such considerations and doesn't try to inventsome bogus scientific rationale. Instead it sticks to being one of themost emotionally affecting films of recent years.Some of the negative reviews here beggar belief. I wish I lived onAnother Earth where people with no taste, perception or intelligenceare not allowed to review on the parallel IMDb...
Imagine if there was another Earth, man, then there would be, like,another you, man. So you just have to live, man, because, like, nothingelse matters. According to South Park (and they are right) there arethree types of hippies: the giggling stoners (usually harmless hippiesfound in the attic); the drum-circle hippies (the annoying ones foundin the backyard); and then the worst kind of all, the collegeknow-it-all hippies."Another Earth" is written by, for and about college know-it-allhippies. They philosophize about what this appearance of another Earthmeans, about their life on this Earth versus that Earth, and about howto get to that Earth. Apparently this isn't just another planet but areplica of our Earth and everything on it. How it was discovered isn'timportant. What is important is how it affects the meaning of life aswe know it. That assumes we know what the meaning of life is. At leastcollege know-it-all hippies know what it is.I do like genre-pushing films and I like the fact that this is ascience fiction film without aliens and without space ship crashes. Thefilmmakers worked out how to tackle the idea with a really low budget.Unfortunately it resulted in college know-it-all hippies philosophizingabout life with poorly written dialogue. I was much more impressed with"Moon" (2009) a low-budget science fiction film that focuses on theinternal struggles in a character study."Another Earth" only focuses on college know-it-all hippies and sincethey really don't have much substance or value to bring to our Earth,they have nothing to save another Earth.
Another Earth marketed itself as a indie sci-fi movie, but this movieis really a drama and a character study that has a sci-fi element inthe background. But it is still an excellent movie to please peoplewanting something intelligential.On the day another planet that could support life is discovered in theSolar System, teenager Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling) kills a woman andher child while driving drunk. After four years in prison, Rhodabecomes depressed and works as a cleaner at a local high school. Shetries to make amends with John Burroughs (William Mapother), thehusband and father of the people she killed, but ends up lying andpretends to be a maid whom he hires. As they get close they debate thephilosophy and ethics of the discovery of this mirror Earth and Rhodaexpresses she's willing to leave our Earth to start a new life.Another Earth is mostly a movie about someone's guilt and quest forredemption. In the wrong hands, this movie could have ended up beingvery melodramatic and over the top, but director Mark Cahill made surethis movie was a low-key affair. Cuts were kept to a minimum and heuses hand-held cameras. Some moments were very voyeuristic; Cahillzooms a little too much, giving Another Earth a slightly amateurishvisual.Another Earth was a dialogue-light movie, relying on the visuals andgrounded performances to convey the characters' turmoil anddevelopment. This is a major strength that gives the film a subtletone. There is a striking juxtaposition between the constant image ofEarth Two in the sky and the down-to-Earth nature of small townAmerica. Added to this is a wonderful, simple score throughout themovie.There are similarities to 2010's Monsters, a low budget movie with asimple story that just happens to have a sci-fi element to it. Thefilms are also similar in that Another Earth and Monsters look at theevents after they happened and studies the impact they has on society.This movie takes the idea of a mirror Earth that is popular in sci-fi,cartoons and comics and sees how ordinary people would react and carryon with their normal lives.Another Earth also attempts to be a very philosophical movie, examiningthe new reality that faces people, asking what would it be like to meetyourself, what would it be like on Earth Two, is going to Earth Twoopening up a Pandora's Box or is it a chance to expand our horizons?Scientist Dr. Richard Berendzen offers an occasional voice-overdiscussing the effects on society and on science, including a segmenton inter-planetary politics, feeling very much like the chapter "Dr.Manhattan: Super-powers and the Superpowers" in the graphic novelWatchmen.
Please don't read any further if you don't want to know about detailsin this film.I was left very disappointed after watching this film.Another Earth is the discovery of another planet the complete double ofearth, with exactly the same people on it.A short time into this film, we see and hear a woman talking to herexact same self via a radio transmitter. And this for me was the mostinteresting piece in the film.The majority of this film has people walking around, asking themselvesphilosophical questions about what would they do ? and say ? if theymet themselves on this other earth.I like down to earth science fiction. I like Twilight Zone, and OuterLimits.There is a movie with Roy Thinnes of The Invaders fame. The movie iscalled "Journey to the far side of the Sun", and is also about a planetthe double of Earth, on the completely other side of the Sun.I was wondering how the two films would relate ? Another Earth was forme a complete waste of time. The writers could have expanded the storyfrom 90 minutes, and added much more.At the end of the film, a supposed shock ending, the leading ladyplayed by Brit Marling, ( I had never heard of her ), suddenly findsherself confronted by her "other" "Earth" self, who suddenly appearsbehind her, And then the screen goes black, and the credits role.This film had plenty of interesting hype, but delivered nothingsubstantial, and I'm truly surprised at how many people liked it,judging by their reviews.I thought it was rubbish, from start to finish.
This is one of the best films I have seen this year. I love sciencefiction and all that, but this film is not about that, if you areconcerned about facts and fingers about space and whether x equals yand is it possible etc then don't watch this film. If you are wantingto watch a master piece of filming and directing with a truly hart feltstory then this is for you, from the very beginning I was hooked untilthe final seconds of the film without interruption. Watch this filmwhen you have time on your own in silence and sit back to enjoy amaster piece in its own right. This film is in my top 20 of all time,watch it you will not be disappointed.
The concept behind the film is quite simple, a replication of earth hasbeen discovered and is now beginning to become the attention of theworld wide population. Yet the film goes into a story of redemptionwith a character who's conscious has haunted her for a reckless mistakecommitted in the past.You will notice from the start the film has no grand ambitions when itcomes to visual affects. I admire this first-hand considering filmsnowadays acquire budgets of millions and even hundreds of millions ofdollars and some how dumb down your imagination to a mere vulgarexpression of the directors awful perspectives. Instead this filmcaptures your attention and gives your imagination the ability towonder most of the film which is quite a change of pace in today's filmindustry. The film never completely explains the theories behind whatwould happen when the two earths would interact yet this is where yourimagination is left to run wild. The ending will also give you sometime to speculate on what exactly occurs with the main character. I won't go into any details concerning the story due to the fact I hopethe viewer can savor every detail of this film, yet I will say it isintriguing for the most part. This film is everything an expensiveHollywood blockbuster is not, insightful, creative, unique and fresh.
I never went into seeing this picture with any hopes of suspense, butwith a clear head and no expectations.The lines..or lack there of is intolerable, Rhoda (Brit Marling) is toozombie-alike. The scenes are cut in the worst way possible. I meandon't get me wrong, i love watching films that surprises me, but thiswas just a waste of time really. Yes it does contain a few beautifulscenes, and some of the music is quite good. That a side, i hope inever end up watching a movie as half-*ssed as this. I've seen betterpictures from far less known producers/directors.Conclusion: If you like a movie that is a lot like stills, veryunintuitive, unimaginative and kinda awkward in a sense of directionand acting, then this movie is definitely for you.
I beg you, when "Another Earth" opens in July, do not deprive yourselfof the privilege of seeing one of the most original, thought-provoking,and emotional films of 2011 or any other year. It's almost 1 AM and Istill can't get this film out of my head-it's that good.Superbly written, acted and directed, this "indie" will be the sleeperof the year, I guarantee it. It's the film that "The Tree of Life"should have been.I want to thank the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC for previewingthe film and hosting Brit Marling, Mike Cahill and physics professorand author Brian Greene as part of the World Science Festival.Is the film about science? yes. Is the film science fiction? For now,yes. But that's only the framework. What is the film really about--anunusual inquiry into the nature of forgiveness, specifically theability to forgive oneself.
American screenwriter and director Mike Cahill's feature film debutwhich he co-wrote and co-produced with screenwriter Brit Marling,premiered in the U.S. Dramatic section at the 27th Sundance FilmFestival in 2011, was shot on location in New Haven, Connecticut, NewEngland in USA and is an American production which was produced byproducers Hunter Gray and Nicholas Shumaker. It tells the story aboutRhoda, a 17-year-old graduate from the state of Connecticut who onenight while driving intoxicated after leaving a party, learns from theradio that scientists have discovered a new planet and crashes into acar that belongs to a married couple and their adolescent son.Subtly and intimately directed by American filmmaker Mike Cahill, thisquietly paced fictional tale which is narrated by a scientist and theprotagonist, and mostly from the main character's point of view, drawsan involving portrayal of a young woman whom without intent becomes afelon, spends years living in guilt and whilst looking for forgivenessbecomes absorbed by a new planet. While notable for it's naturalisticmilieu depictions, fine cinematography by Mike Cahill and use of sound,this character-driven, narrative-driven, humane and romanticscience-fiction drama depicts an empathic study of character andcontains a great score by the band Fall on Your Sword.This optimistic, somewhat scientific and incisive story about a woman'sinternal journey which examines the notion of a possible other youliving in this world and prompts the question of what one might do ifgiven the chance to meet, communicate and see oneself through ones owneyes, is impelled and reinforced by it's cogent narrative structure,substantial character development, natural characters and the fineacting performances by American actor William Mapother and Americanactress Brit Marling in her debut feature film role. An inventive,lyrical and atmospheric directorial debut which gained, among otherawards, the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the 27th Sundance Film Festival in2011.
First off, I will keep this short and simple, like the story, which Iliked. I thought the acting was very good, especially the lead actress,she has a long career ahead of her if she is smart. The story wasthoughtful and well handled. Although I knew where the story was goinghalf an hour into it, it was fine. The only negative thing I can say isthe photography. I felt like I was watching a film shot by someone wholearned cinematography with a handy- cam. I like hand-held photographyas long as it doesn't draw attention to itself, which this does, toomuch so. Every time the cameraman zoomed in closer within the shot ittook me out of the moment. And it did it several times. Obviously thiswas done on purpose, the reason I think is to make it feel more real,and it does. I feel it's real-ly distracting.
I found "Another Earth" simply superb, it encapsulates so many rawemotions effortlessly. The movie starts off very dark and gloomy,foreshadowing a strong and in-your-face type of movie. However do not be put off by the beginning, as the story progresses itdevelops into a movie that starts to make you think about theprotagonist and manages to an extent change your perspective of thesetting and characters within the first twenty minutes. Throughdifferent human interactions and the stories that are shared bringshope and a sense of magic when faced with adversity and sadness. Thereis a sense of mysteriousness connected with the other earth, that ismagically entwined within the plot it seems unnoticeable yet you canstill feel it. The movie ends with a sense of puzzlement and joy,almost giving the viewer a shock yet after the movie you realize howeverything works out in the end. The abruptness associated with thisfilm in certain scenes only makes the movie dramatic and enjoyable.Closing this marvelous movie with a sense of sanctification andaffection for everyone in the story. "Another Earth" certainly plays with your emotions, it is an emotionalroller coaster. Incorporating fine details making this movieunpredictable in certain aspects and WORTHWHILE to watch. The beginning for me was quite shocking and abrupt, which I think wouldbe quite dramatic for any opening scenes. It shows the open reality oflife and how the consequences you make affect your entire life. I donot recommend watching this as a FAMILY movie. It is a movie thatshould be watched by yourself so you truly understand how thecharacters develop throughout the story. I was worried that this wouldbe another one of those lame movies with no sense of story andanticipation but instead the story effortlessly the draws you inwanting to know what will happen next. The movie shows moments whereyou can empathize for some of the characters and how these momentsreally draw on RAW emotion that is portrayed. I kept wanting to knowwhat would happen next and the decisions the characters make whichtruly define the movie. Some bits may leave you wondering and ponderingthe situation but the movie promises to give all answers, believe me. The first few seconds of the movie can seem very gloomy BUT you mustkeep watching on to understand that this gloominess and abruptness wascrucial for the movie as towards the end everything becomes much moreclear. The movie is quite complex yet with its simple perfection allowsthe viewer to understand what is happening within the movie. It took afew seconds for me to realize how impacting this movie really was.During the credits I got it, don't worry it may take several minutes tounderstand but you WILL understand what the movie is trying to convey Just like a roller coaster, the movie leaves you wanting MORE!
Aarghh. What did I just waste my pay-per-view money on? AE is neitherartistic nor profound, and I don't understand what the purpose ofmaking it was. By now everybody knows the "gimmick," but there's nopay-off. The idea of examining oneself (or having the opportunity to doso) is vaguely interesting, but it would have been served a lot betterby using time-travel as the gimmick. At least then the characters couldhave encountered themselves earlier or later in their lives. After all,if you've established that everything is the same on the alternateworld (right down to what souvenirs a person bought many years ago),then what are you going to learn from the other you? They've hadexactly the same experiences and they have turned out exactly the sameway. Is it just that misery loves company (which seems to be suggestedin the concluding shot of the film)? And as some other reviewers have pointed out, presumably the samepeople died on both planets and there's not really much point intraveling between them. (And even if you find your deceased spousestill alive, are you going to just waltz in and try to take her fromthe other you?) Finally, since everyone else picks on the physics and science of themovie (and deservedly so, since the whole idea is just plain dumb), Iwill pick out what was to me the most unbelievable part of the moviefor further scorn: When you write an essay about why you should go intospace and then win a trip on the basis of your essay, they're not goingto let you re-gift that trip to just anybody else you pick.BTW, the leading character has some problems far more serious than thesuperficial ones addressed in the movie.
The writers and producers have been receiving so much praise for theirimagination and writing talents, that I just had to point out that thisplot line and concept has been mostly seen before in "Journey To TheFar Side of The Sun" (1969). It was originally titled "Doppelganger";and may have even been a made-for-TV movie. In that movie, every actionon one Earth was exactly duplicated and MIRRORED on the other Earth; sowhen an exploratory mission was launched to explore the other planet,they 'returned' in half the expected time. I guess the science fictionand proposed astrophysics were more likely to be accepted in 1969. Iunderstand that "Another Earth" has a different focus and direction,but some mention and credit should be given to the original.
When I heard the concept of this movie, another earth that suddenlyappears, I was inmediatly interested. The concept seemed good and couldgive place to a great story without the need of great special effectsor anything, just a great script. Sadly, the movie tells a story thathas been done many times before. It's predictable and the whole conceptof "earth 2" is wasted in transforming this movie from "something youhave seen many times before" to "something you have seen many timesbefore... with a twist". Not to say that it is a bad movie, but I justfelt that the whole Earth 2 concept was wasted on it, it felt more likeand add-on than an important central plot for the story.