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Coherence (2013)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 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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When Kevin (Maury Sterling) tries to leave the house by himself, Em (Emily Baldoni) was given a note to not let him leave and his note was to leave. See more »

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(at around 1h 6 mins) When Hugh is calculating the different outcomes on his iPhone, you can see from the display that he has reception - which they claim none of them has. 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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Low-budget science-fiction deserves attention for its wit and energy
10 November 2013 | by outdoorcatsSee all my reviews

A mind-bending and very entertaining independent science-fiction film, Coherence takes place over a single night in which a group of old friends (an ex-lovers) gather for a party on a night when a comet is expected to pass unusually close to the Earth. One of which is played by Nicholas Brendon of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a scene-stealing role. I missed him.

At first, glasses start breaking and cellphones shatter. Then the power goes off, except at one house down the street. Then there are strange bangs on the door and bizarre notes left at the house. Things get stranger when two of them decide to go to the lit-up house to make a phone call.

It's a good film to me because the science-fiction concept ends up reflecting the real-life conflicts between the characters in a very clever way. I'm still not sure how I feel about the ending, but the film is a wild and entertaining ride before it gets there. Scenes propel themselves to other scenes with fast and snappy dialogue. Though it will be compared to films like Primer and Timecrimes, it's a pretty original film overall.


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