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Coherence (2013)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 6 August 2014 (USA)
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Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead.

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James Ward Byrkit

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Cast

Cast overview:
Emily Baldoni ... Em (as Emily Foxler)
Maury Sterling ... Kevin
Nicholas Brendon ... Mike
Lorene Scafaria ... Lee
Elizabeth Gracen ... Beth
Hugo Armstrong ... Hugh
Alex Manugian Alex Manugian ... Amir
Lauren Maher ... Laurie
Aqueela Zoll ... Extra
Carrie Patterson Carrie Patterson ... Extra
Kelly Donovan ... Extra
Alexis Boozer Sterling ... Extra (as Alexis Boozer)
Mark Ballou Mark Ballou ... Extra
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On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. Written by Oscilloscope Laboratories

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Do you know your friends? Do you know what's real? Do you know yourself? See more »


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English

Release Date:

6 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,000, 22 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$68,877, 20 July 2014
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Emily Baldoni wanted to immediately bust the box open when it was first discovered. The director, James Ward Byrkit, had to step in since the filmmakers only had one box. See more »

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The name of singer/songwriter Laura Veirs is misspelled as "Laura Viers" in the end credits. See more »

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[first lines]
Kevin: [on the phone] I felt like I had a lot of time.
Em: I know. It's good. I'm good.
Kevin: Yeah. We're, um... we're just getting off the freeway.
Em: Yeah? Did, Hugh pick you up at the office, or...
Kevin: Yes, he was coming in from Oakland. He was late, of course. Then I took him... And then, he took me to some lawyer bar.
Em: A lawyer bar?
Kevin: Yeah. A lawyer bar, kind of. Yeah. I don't know. Everybody there seemed like a lawyer. I felt like I was the only person without a tie.
Em: Well, maybe we should get you a tie ...
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Galaxies
Written and Performed by Laura Veirs
Courtesy Nonesuch Records
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'Coherence' is a thrilling mind bender!
5 May 2014 | by ChadCarstenSee all my reviews

Re-energizing the low budget scifi genre, this mind bender centers around a single dinner party on a night where a comet is passing over Earth, causing some strange occurrences. The film keeps you at the edge of your seat from the first frame to the last, primarily a result of the experimental production process by which director James Ward Byrkit only gave the actors notes about their goals for each scene (there was no script). This allowed the actors to fully improvise the moments when and how they'd attempt to achieve their goals. The tight setting and masterful editing keeps us super close to the action, sometimes purposefully uncomfortably close. The result is that 'Coherence' becomes an instant scifi crowd pleaser...and hopefully the start of a new filmmaking trend. The twists and turns kept me thinking for days, and I can't wait to watch it again. See it with friends -- I guarantee it'll spark some really fun debates.


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