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Comet (2014)

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Set in a parallel universe, Comet bounces back and forth over the course of an unlikely but perfectly paired couple's six-year relationship.

Director:

Sam Esmail

Writer:

Sam Esmail
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Justin Long ... Dell
Kayla Servi ... Stephanie
Eric Winter ... Josh
Emmy Rossum ... Kimberly
Ben Scott Ben Scott ... Stunt driver
Lou Beatty Jr. ... Conductor
Ben Pace ... Bartender
Nicole Lucas Nicole Lucas ... Waitress
Connie Jackson ... Nurse
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Storyline

Justin Long and Emmy Rossum are star-crossed lovers whose relationship blooms and unravels over the course of six years in this mysterious, dazzlingly original romance. When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell (Long) and the quick-witted Kimberly (Rossum), the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter in a Paris hotel room, to a fateful phone call-an unforgettable portrait of a relationship emerges. Sumptuously shot and boasting incredible chemistry between the leads, Comet is a one-of-a-kind cosmic love story. Written by IFC Films

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie had its world premiere at Los Angeles Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dell: [repeating multiple times] This is not a dream.
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Crazy Credits

[text on screen in the opening scene] THE FOLLOWING EVENTS TAKE PLACE OVER SIX YEARS (a few parallel universes over) See more »

Connections

References The Sixth Sense (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

It Must Have Been Love
Written by Per Gessle
Published by Jimmy Fun Music
Administered by Kobalt Music Services Ltd.
Performed by Roxette
Courtesy of EMI Music Sweden AB under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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You can't just read reviews, this film is a must see

While it could have been another love story about unrealistic people and irrational infatuation, Comet manages to hold to the indie film spirit. Which makes it, perhaps impractically, immensely easy to enjoy. Long plays insufferable in a way that still allows him to seem charming, and he definitely carries the majority of the chemistry between himself and Rossum. Rossum keeps up with the banter well enough. If she could have conveyed some sort of inner wisdom, it would have worked in her favor, but she seems to delight in her character's insensibility and takes for granted that Kimberly is simply wanted.

Perhaps love doesn't follow rules, so if Sam Esmail wants to dream up new ones in a world of his imagination, he's just clever enough to make it interesting, if not remarkable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comet See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,623

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,530
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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