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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Mapother ... John Burroughs
Brit Marling ... Rhoda Williams
Matthew-Lee Erlbach ... Alex
DJ Flava DJ Flava ... DJ Flava (voice)
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 Flint Beverage ... Robert Williams
Robin Lord Taylor ... Jeff Williams
Rupert Reid ... Keith Harding
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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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A Mesmerizing Mind-Bender To Haunt Your Dreams. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Druga Zemlja See more »

Filming Locations:

West Haven, Connecticut, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,740, 24 July 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,316,074, 2 October 2011
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Artists Public Domain See more »
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Williams's house is actually director Mike Cahill's mother's house. 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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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.1 (2011) See more »

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Another Earth
Performed by Natalia Paruz (as Natalia 'Saw Lady' Paruze)
Written by Scott Munson
Published by Ameriklectic Music
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A Way to Survive What You've Done
29 January 2019 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

How do you get an audience to sympathize with a felon? Well, you cast a great actress and write a great script. 'Another Earth' is a fascinatingly strange sci-fi thriller about a girl who, on the night of a duplicate earth discovery, manages to forever change the life of herself and a composer during a tragic accident. This film asks many things of its audience, which include buying into an obscure and uncomfortable romance, and for the most part it succeeds very well. While it doesn't hit the emotional highs of something like Arrival or Interstellar, on a much smaller level, it challenges the audience's brain, and sometimes that's all you can ask for out of a science fiction film. And given just how creative and unique 'Another Earth' is, I give this film all the credit it deserves.

7.7/10


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