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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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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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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$32,095 (USA) (29 July 2016)
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In one scene, Silas has blood taken by a doctor. Nicholas Holt had to wear a hospital gown during this scene to cover up a large bruise on his upper arm which he sustained while skateboarding with Kristen Stewart . See more »

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In the list of chapters Nia has written about the Harlow 9 probe, Predecessors is misspelled as Predecssors. See more »


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Musique de Table Part 111: Quartet In E Minor: 11. Allegro
Written by George Philipp Telemann
Performed by Orchestra of the Golden Age
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my first review compelled by idiots who have given this movie a poor rating
28 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

To say that I've thoroughly enjoyed this movie is an understatement. Granted that I've fast-forwarded maybe 5% of the movie as some scenes were a little slow, but Equals still did a fantastic job giving me that warm ecstasy-ish feeling all good romantic movies do.

I can't think of any reason why people would give this movie a poor rating unless they compared this to the cast's previous work; warm bodies, twilight, American ultra. Their opinion that the movie is dull and boring would be justified in that sense. However, on the other hand if you compared it to other romantic art movies (a more apt category than zombies, wolves and super spies), Equals kept me on the edge most of the time. To be clear I'd put this in a category somewhere in between 'warm bodies' and a romantic art movie.

The lack of what I call 'modern dating' is also refreshing. There are no jokes over alcohol in a bar, or flirting over phone messaging. What viewers get instead is simply a very raw and real development of the connection between Kristin Stewart and Nicholas Hoult. Again, I can't understand who would give this a poor rating. My conclusion is that the movie probably appeals to an older age group (maybe over 25?), a viewer might actually identify to the opposite effect what the director is trying to accomplish. An example is when Nicholas Hoult starts showing interest in Kristin Stewart, I see chivalry and thoughtfulness whereas you might see psycho stalker.

Lastly, the other reasons why this movie is worth at least a 7/10 are the visuals, the acting, and the director's ability to create a sense of nostalgia in regards to the way their love plays out throughout the movie.


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