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Coherence (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, 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

Writers:

James Ward Byrkit (screenplay by), James Ward Byrkit (story by) | 1 more credit »
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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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Maury Sterling was terrified about improvising. See more »

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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 for ...
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Galaxies
Written and Performed by Laura Veirs
Courtesy Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Published by Freak Off The Leash Publishing (BMI)
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Great, witty and refreshing, but bad camera work.
14 September 2014 | by alucardvenomSee all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect from it, but I am glad I checked this movie out.

Without giving too much, story is quite witty and entertaining, it will keep you interested in what's going on, even when most of the plot points are relieved. Characters were descent, most of them acted like people would in extraordinary situation that happens in the movie (with few instances where I thought it went into overacting territory). Confused, dazed and paranoid, yet characters always seem to find a way to keep things going.

Camera work is the movie's biggest problem. I am not sure if it's a trend for new filmmakers, but why they keep using dancing stadycam when movie clearly doesn't need one. It should have been shot as traditional movie. I've seen this in lot of new movies. It kinda adds to intimacy of the movie, but it felt distracting. Still camera didn't go berserk like in most stadycam movies, at least they tried to keep it "tame".

If you're not easily bothered by "dancing" camera, then this movie might be for you. You should check it out anyway, it's a good example how indi movies can be done and done well. All you need is a good idea and good story and not get lost into pretty CGI and lot of special effects.

It should be noted that it's refreshing to see group of actors in new horror movies that don't consist of Supermodels-only club. There's variety of actors and actress looks, some better looking then others, so it adds some realism that this could be legit group of friends. Even Emily Baldoni, who is rather beautiful doesn't fall into "supermodel-only" category.


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Language:

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Release Date:

6 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,000, 22 June 2014

Gross USA:

$102,617

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$139,745
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2.35 : 1
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