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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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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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Language:

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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(at around 7 mins) Right after Hugh asks everyone at the table about their phone reception but before he starts talking about the comet from the 1930s there is a brief shot of Lee saying something. A cameraman can be seen crouched behind the sofa in the living room to the left of Lee's head, and he stays there for quite awhile. 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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Beyond clever ... an astonishing accomplishment
3 March 2017 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

This is a belated review, I missed the film on first release but am overjoyed a friend tipped me to it.

This review done in 2017. The reason that is important is because I recently did a review of ARRIVAL in which I reviewed the history of the so-called "smart" sci-fi arcs (essentially, movies that make you really really THINK to enjoy them) and concluded that, of the bunch, ARRIVAL was the best.

Had I seen coherence, however, my vote would have been different. It is hands down the "smartest" of the "smart arcs" I have ever seen and likely may ever see.

Extraordinary.

First, this film was produced on a shoestring, with an ensemble cast, and a lot of ad-libbed dialog. Extraordinary.

Second, the editing is as tight as anything I have ever seen. The more attention you pay to what is happening, the more nervous you get. Extraordinary.

Third (and pardon me for bringing in this topic) the science is far from crazy. The so-called "Mandela Effect" phenomenon happened in 2015 to 2016 (dozens of Youtube videos) and the attempts to explain it using quantum physics are very close to the explanations in this film. (In some of the Youtube videos, sufferers of the ME are crying into their webcams because their world has been turned upside down and they do not know why.) Finally, the acting is excellent, especially the lead, Emily Baldoni, who shows that she can carry an entire film with facial expressions and empathy ... and deserves much stronger roles than she has been getting.

Extraordinary in every sense.


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