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Another Earth (2011)

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On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.

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Seventeen year-old Rhoda Williams receives an acceptance letter from MIT and she celebrates with her friends. On the same night, a planet similar and close to Earth is discovered and called Earth 2. Rhoda drives her car looking at Earth 2 and crashes with composer John Burroughs, killing his pregnant wife and his baby son. Rhoda goes to prison and four years later she is released and moves to her parents' house. She finds a job as high-school janitor, but tries to commit suicide. She survives, however, and submits an essay to a contest where the prize is a ticket to travel to Earth 2. Meanwhile the scientists discover that Earth 2 is a mirror of Earth and the synchronicity between the dwellers was interrupted when the planets were seen by each other. One day, Rhoda decides to visit John Burroughs, whose life was destroyed after the death of his family, to admit to him that she had killed his family. However she does not have the nerve to tell him the truth. So she lies and tells him ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$77,740 (USA) (22 July 2011)

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$1,316,074 (USA) (30 September 2011)
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When Rhoda speaks with United Space Ventures CEO Keith Harding, Harding makes an off-beat comment that his headmaster once told him "you will either become a millionaire or go to jail". This is a reference to Richard Branson, who was told the same thing by his headmaster at school and also owns a pioneering civilian space travel company. See more »

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Rhoda Williams: I saw this image when I was a kid. The photograph of Jupiter taken by NASAs Voyager. Beautiful. But nothing special until shown in rapid succession. Suddenly Jupiter was alive. Breathing. I was hypnotized.
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Don't watch if you're looking for a SciFi Movie.
22 August 2012 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

If I could describe this film in a sentence, it would be: "Are you freaking kidding me?"

The title, cover and trailer suggest a scifi movie, but it ISN'T.

The entire movie I kept asking, "okay, now where is the second earth part?", that is nothing more than a earth (and every time with a different size) stamping every new chapter, besides this, it is just drama circling a guilty minded girl.

I could even notice the same white car 3 times in the movie, showing how short the budget was. Scientific misconceptions and mistakes also make any astrophysicist wannabe cry.

I'm really disappointed, not due my lost time watching a childish drama, but this idea "second earth" could be explored in so many ways I couldn't describe, even with possible Hollywood clichés, with a high budget, a competent writer this could be an remarkable movie.


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