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Year One (2009)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy | 19 June 2009 (USA)
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After being banished from their tribe, two hunter-gatherers encounter Biblical characters and eventually wind up in the city of Sodom.

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Zed, a prehistoric would-be hunter, eats from a tree of forbidden fruit and is banished from his tribe, accompanied by Oh, a shy gatherer. On their travels, they meet Cain and Abel on a fateful day, stop Abraham from killing Isaac, become slaves, and reach the city of Sodom where their tribe is now enslaved. Zed and Oh are determined to rescue the women they love, Maya and Eema. Standing in their way is Sodom's high priest and the omnipresent Cain. Zed tries to form an alliance with Princess Innana, which may backfire. Can an inept hunter and a smart but slender and diffident gatherer become heroes and make a difference? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Meet your ancestors See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, brief strong language and comic violence | See all certifications »

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19 June 2009 (USA)  »

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The Year One  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,610,304 (USA) (19 June 2009)

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$43,337,279 (USA) (14 August 2009)
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Trivia

Cameo: Bill Hader as witch doctor See more »

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Set in the Middle East, yet features a North American cougar (mountain lion). See more »

Quotes

Princess Inanna: Come! Come quick!
Zed: That won't be a problem.
Zed: What are we doing here?
Princess Inanna: I want you to enter the Holiest of Holies.
Zed: Oh, that's quite a coincidence, because I want you to sit on the Poliest of Polies.
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I See the Light
Written by David Lowery, Johnny Hickman (as John Hickman) and David Faragher
Performed by Cracker
Courtesy of Cooking Vinyl Limited
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Hilarious
21 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband and I just got back from watching this movie, and I thought it was hilarious.

I like movies that don't take themselves too seriously, and this is definitely a movie like that. It looked like everyone had fun making a silly film. And I know everyone in the theater was laughing throughout it.

There are parts that try to drag a joke out for a little too long, but overall, I thought the humor was simple, effective, and very well executed.

Michael Cera was definitely the shining star in this movie. He delivers awkward comedy SO well and just so believable and likable. He is a fantastic actor.


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