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Equals (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | 26 May 2016 (USA)
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In an emotionless utopia, two people fall in love when they regain their feelings from a mysterious disease, causing tensions between them and their society.

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Woman at Turnstile
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Mark
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Kate
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Nia
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Zoe
Yu Hwan Park ...
Seth
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Rachel
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Leonard
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Iris
Nathan Parker ...
David
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Coupler Woman
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Health and Safety Guard #1
Dennis Shin ...
Health and Safety Guard #2
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Jonas
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A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated. Written by Nathan Parker

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content, sensuality, partial nudity and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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26 May 2016 (USA)  »

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Almas gemelas  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,206 (USA) (15 July 2016)

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$32,095 (USA) (29 July 2016)
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"Equals" stars three Australians: Guy Pearce (Jonas), Jacki Weaver (Bess) and Tom Stokes (Dominic). See more »

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When Nia & Silas are sitting in the cafeteria, Nia captures a bee under a glass. A coworker asks what it is, and Nia replies, "A bumblebee." Except the insect under the glass isn't a bumblebee. It's a yellow-jacket. See more »

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Silas: [propped up on his arm in bed with Nia] I never could have imagined what love felt like. It's... strange... like a tornado going around and...
Nia: Yeah
[laughs shyly, then turns serious]
Nia: That's why I was scared of it at first.
Silas: [nods several times]
Nia: It's about giving. Like, I want you to take everything. I don't even know what it is but I want you to take it from me.
Silas: I just wanna-
[amusedly]
Silas: I wanna run.
[Nia laughs, Silas smiles]
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I know You Are, But What Am I?
Written by Frances Berry Burns
Performed by Mogwai
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Excellent drama-- one of the best
29 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rate this 9 out of 10 only because the sound quality leaves much to be desired. Parts of the movie are so subdued it's difficult to understand what people are saying. I had to turn my video player to double volume just to hear the movie at low-standard volume. That cost it a point.

Other than that... without spoiling the plot, this is what Logan's Run and THX-1138 should have been. No pointless, time-wasting action, no gratuitous nudity, just sheer human emotion, drama and situation.

The directing is excellent. The acting is superb. I am very critical when it comes to films but I couldn't find a single conceptual or production flaw throughout (except for the aforementioned poor sound handling). This is an intriguing, fascinating story that leaves the viewer with mixed emotions. What would we prefer, a pristine, harm-free society in which emotion is subdued, or one full of emotion, beauty... and the pain brought about by those emotions?

This film both answers and refuses to answer that question. It presents a story, leaving us to determine which we would prefer. The story is well-crafted, has enough twist to surprise, and an ending that satisfies without preaching.

This is one of the best films I've ever seen in this genre. Yes, it is slow, has little or no action, no blood, gore, gratuitous sex or other things on which today's society seems to thrive. In short-- this is story telling, directing, acting and movie-making at its finest for those minds who are more interested in humanity than car chases.

Highly recommended.


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