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Z for Zachariah (2015)

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In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

Director:

Craig Zobel

Writers:

Nissar Modi (screenplay), Robert C. O'Brien (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... John Loomis
Margot Robbie ... Ann Burden
Chris Pine ... Caleb
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In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

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What remains after the world ends?... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for a scene of sexuality, partial nudity, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Iceland | Switzerland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Últimos na Terra See more »

Filming Locations:

Banks Peninsula, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,902, 30 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$118,483, 13 September 2015
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Amanda Seyfried was cast in the lead role but after the production was delayed, Seyfried had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Margot Robbie replaced her. See more »

Goofs

When Ann leaves the bedside of John and you hear her praying to keep him around, her reflection passes by a glass of some type and an older gentleman comes into focus in this same reflected area just after her reflection goes by.

The "glass" is a picture frame and the "older gentleman" appears to be her father posing in front of the church, given the immediate scene cut to Ann playing the organ in the church. See more »

Quotes

Ann Burden: Hey get out of there, get out of the water. The water is contaminated!
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Version of Play for Today: Z for Zachariah (1984) See more »

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Martini Breakfast
Written by Aaron Kaplan
Performed by Aaron Kaplan
Courtesy of Resonant Music (I) Limited Partners
By arrangement with CEG Rights, B.V.
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Creative Post-Apocalyptic Take
31 January 2015 | by warevjensenSee all my reviews

Just saw this movie at Sundance and thoroughly enjoyed it. While certainly not perfect, the film was beautifully shot, scored, and directed. As a post-apocalyptic film, it took a unique take on what was essentially a small group of survivors after nuclear fallout. However, instead of focusing on the apocalyptic elements themselves, it focused on the human drama that resulted and the emotional responses to this extreme sort of isolation.

I had essentially no expectations coming into the film and found myself completely invested in the storyline, which develops methodically but beautifully. The writing hits all the turning points within each character's development at just the right time, with just enough delicacy. In turn, the actors all delivered superb performances.

I had only seen Margot Robbie in The Wolf of Wall Street previously, and I was highly impressed by her perhaps more subtle turn here. I thought she did a wonderful job of portraying a woman trying to preserve her faith and even innocence in trying circumstances. Likewise, Chiwetel Ejiofor portrayed his character's shortcomings in an extremely relatable, human way.

Chris Pine's introduction into the film basically becomes the linchpin for the majority of the rest of the movie's tension, and Pine's typical suave-ness does not disappoint. Ultimately, a story of jealousy, desire, and necessity emerges, with the sense of isolation and loneliness prevailing, with an ending that leaves you thinking afterwards. 8/10.


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