In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touchdown in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.Written by
This movie is based upon the short story "Story of Your Life", written by Ted Chiang in 1998. See more »
In the main landings chart the Australian contact point seems to be in the Indian Ocean off Geralton in Western Australia. In a later scene there is a brief shot of an alien spacecraft with central Sydney in the distance across water. Sydney is on Australia's east coast. See more »
I used to think this was the beginning of your story. Memory is a strange thing. It doesn't work like I thought it did. We are so bound by time, by its order.
[coddling her baby girl]
Okay. Okay. Come back to me. Come back to me. Come back to me.
[later playing with her in the yard]
Stick 'em up! Are you the sheriff in this here town? These are my tickle guns, and I'm gonna getcha!
You want me to chase you? You better run!
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Right after the cast credits, "On the Nature of Daylight" by Max Richter is given an extra credit as the "Beginning and end music" in addition to the usual soundtrack credit near the end of the credit roll. See more »
As a parent who has lost a child, this movie sheds a new light on the beauty of life...
I'm not one to flat out break down in a movie theater but it just happened. My daughter had an extremely rare incurable disease that took her from us a little over a year ago. The grief and torment my wife and I have endured cannot be expressed or understood by most people...then this movie happened. It shed a new light on the beauty of life and how if perceived non-linearly life and death can be the same. The movie itself is sheer brilliance. The pacing, the cinematography, the music (MY GOD THE MUSIC)...the direction...and Amy Adams. My god she deserves all the praise she's been getting. Her grief is palpable. While watching her "dream" in Heptapod dreams its as though she's in my mind, thinking of the little things and memories of my daughter that I'll cherish forever. I don't know how they accomplished this feat of a movie, but I am so glad that for once, since my daughter has passed away...I don't feel so...alone.
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