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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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Mike Cahill
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brit Marling ... Rhoda Williams
Matthew-Lee Erlbach ... Alex
DJ Flava DJ Flava ... DJ Flava (voice)
William Mapother ... John Burroughs
Meggan Lennon Meggan Lennon ... Maya Burroughs
AJ Diana AJ Diana ... Amos Burroughs
Bruce Colbert Bruce Colbert ... Symposium Speaker
Paul Mezey ... Symposium Speaker
Ana Valle ... Symposium Speaker
Jeffrey Goldenberg Jeffrey Goldenberg ... Symposium Speaker
Joseph A. Bove Joseph A. Bove ... Symposium Speaker (as Joseph Bove)
Jordan Baker ... Kim Williams
Flint Beverage ... Robert Williams
Robin Lord Taylor ... Jeff Williams
Rupert Reid ... Keith Harding
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Storyline

SPOILER: 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 ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Another World, Another You, Another Chance. See more »

Genres:

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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Trivia

The film came about out of conversations between Brit Marling and Mike Cahill about what it might be like to meet yourself. See more »

Goofs

If a planet the size and density of Earth appeared so close to itself, the gravitational pull would cause significant changes in its orbit and 'Earth One' would suffer from constant disasters, e.g. floods, earthquakes, thunderstorms. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: La Cosa (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Clockwork
Written by Adam Small
Performed by Adam Small
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Could have been more
1 March 2012 | by fabio-baldanhSee all my reviews

When I heard the concept of this movie, another earth that suddenly appears, I was inmediatly interested. The concept seemed good and could give place to a great story without the need of great special effects or anything, just a great script. Sadly, the movie tells a story that has been done many times before. It's predictable and the whole concept of "earth 2" is wasted in transforming this movie from "something you have seen many times before" to "something you have seen many times before... with a twist". Not to say that it is a bad movie, but I just felt that the whole Earth 2 concept was wasted on it, it felt more like and add-on than an important central plot for the story.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Another Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

West Haven, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,740, 24 July 2011

Gross USA:

$1,321,194

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,938,783
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Company Credits

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Artists Public Domain See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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