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Another Earth (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  12 October 2011 (France)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
DJ Flava ...
DJ Flava (voice)
Meggan Lennon ...
Maya Burroughs
AJ Diana ...
Amos Burroughs
Bruce Colbert ...
Symposium Speaker
Symposium Speaker
Symposium Speaker
Symposium Speaker
Joseph A. Bove ...
Symposium Speaker (as Joseph Bove)
Kim Williams
Flint Beverage ...
Jeff Williams
Keith Harding


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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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 October 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Druga Zemlja  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$1,316,074 (USA) (30 September 2011)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filmed in and around New Haven, Connecticut - Mike Cahill's hometown. Cahill knew that by filming there he would be able to call on favors from family and friends, helping keep costs down. This is particularly true of the car crash that is an integral part of the film. One of Cahill's friends is a police officer who was able to shut down some roads to allow for filming. See more »


Rhoda tells the story of the first man in space, who was supposedly in orbit for almost a month. In reality, Yuri Gagarin's Vostok 1 mission lasted about 108 minutes from launch to landing, with a little over an hour (a single circumnavigation) spent in orbit. See more »


[first lines]
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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References 21 Grams (2003) See more »


Another Earth
Performed by Natalia Paruz
Written by Scott Munson
Published by Ameriklectic Music
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User Reviews

Suspend disbelief, and love this movie
7 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who can tell a hawk from a handsaw, and there is a wonderful handsaw in this movie. So, I feel qualified to tell you it is safe to see this movie as it is, without worrying about details like gravity. Do not allow unimaginative naysayers to keep you from enjoying this gem. I mean, we all can enjoy vampire and zombie movies, right? Is any movie any better than "Let the Right One In"? I saw this movie last night in Brookline Mass at a Q&A preview, with director, writers, and an actor -- all combined in two lovely people. No one in our sophisticated audience that included a CETI scientist cared enough about the "laws of physics" problems to mention them in the question period. All we cared about were the endearing characters, the music both acoustic and visual, the plot developments, the shocking climaxes, the compelling emotional plausibility.

The movie is not about anything as terrestrial as gravity. In the world of this movie, something has happened to upset some kind of cosmic symmetry, and the other earth has appeared from a parallel universe. I do wish some character or other had dispelled the physics with "I don't know why our orbits are not affected". But, the metaphor works as a way to discuss looking at oneself. It really does not matter. The acting is perfect, the camera-work perfectly beautiful, the plot deeply affecting with wonderful surprises.

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