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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.


Sam Esmail


Sam Esmail
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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


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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Did You Know?


Writer and director Sam Esmail is married to lead actress Emmy Rossum See more »


[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 »


References A Different World (1987) See more »


Eyes Like The Ocean
Written by Manzur Iqbal, Peter Carrol
Performed by Futurecop!
Courtesy of Motor Songs GmbH
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A painting does not have a beginning, a middle and an end
14 December 2014 | by bluestrangerSee all my reviews

That's what "Comet" is about and that's how it feels.

It's about man and a woman shown in different stages of their 6- year-long relationship. The director's got the remote and he's switching through the "channels" of their lives: the couple after 2 years, the day they met, the couple after 1 year and so on. You just need to be able to yield the steering wheel and enjoy the scenery. And wow! What a beautiful scenery it is! This movie is about romantic mood, conversation and connecting. It's neither about events, nor chronological order. It's not about a traditional story or deep meaning, but rather about how it makes you connect the characters to your own love experiences and the fuzzy feelings you get.

As Justin Long's character says at one point: "you should see our relationship as a painting; it doesn't have a beginning, a middle and an end."

Time is not a character allowed to crash their lives'party.

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Release Date:

5 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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