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Dark Matter (2007)

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Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joanna Silver
... Liu Xing
Peng Chi ... Mama
... Jacob Reiser
... Hildy
Yonggui Wang ... Baba
Lei Tsao ... Zhang Ming
Jing Shan ... Wang Ying
He Yu ... Old Wu
Bo Li ... Little Square
... Reverend Hollings
... Hal Silver
Hui Zhang ... Monkey King
... Jackie
... Professor Colby
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Liu Xing is a scholarship boy from China, newly arrived in Salt Lake City, a graduate student in cosmology, in Utah to study in Professor Reiser's prestigious program. Back in China, Liu Xing's parents are proud of him, and he dedicates himself to fulfilling their hopes. All the graduate students in the program work on projects that extend and further Reiser's model of the origins of the universe. Liu Xing does well until his own theories move him away from Reiser's. Will Reiser and the department recognize Liu Xing's brilliance? Can the young man's benefactor, Joanna Silver, intercede? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for a scene of violence, brief sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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24 April 2008 (Singapore)  »

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Fúria pela Honra  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,701, 13 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,041, 18 May 2008
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Taylor Schilling did not get to actually play opposite Meryl Streep during the shoot, though she did have to share the same pair of jeans since their characters were supposed to reflect each other in different time frames. See more »

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Still Photographer Matthew Margolin and Additional Still Photographer Tyler Meiners are listed twice during the end credit roll. See more »

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performed by the 'Beijing Angelic Choir'
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Too superficial...
28 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

For a film based on a true story, it could have been much better, much deeper, much more involving. This movie is overly simplistic, too straightforward. Everything is black or white, good or bad. Reality is never like this. A pity really, the premise is actually fascinating. The screenplay should have stuck much more to the truth, to actual events, they should have tried to portrait the characters faithfully, without trying to 'simplify' things for the viewer, to make the film more 'stylistically viable'.

Oh yes, and this is one of the few movies (if not the only one) where Merryl Streeps presence was totally unnoticeable, if not unnecessary.


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