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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.

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Sam Esmail

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Sam Esmail
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Justin Long ... Dell
Kayla Servi Kayla Servi ... Stephanie
Eric Winter ... Josh
Emmy Rossum ... Kimberly
Ben Scott Ben Scott ... Stunt driver
Lou Beatty Jr. ... Conductor
Ben Pace ... Bartender
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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Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kometa 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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Trivia

Sam Esmail's debut in a full-length feature film. 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 »

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Eyes Like The Ocean
Written by Manzur Iqbal, Peter Carrol
Performed by Futurecop!
Courtesy of Motor Songs GmbH
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Good enough
7 December 2014 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

The aesthetic here is really incredible. Of course, it goes a bit overboard, but it works as well as it needs to. The acting is also really effective, but the dialogue just gets too pretentious at times. The beginning, especially, got sort of insufferable. But at one point within the first 20 minutes, I sort of got into the film and its characters. It was entertaining enough, even if the film didn't really do anything all that original. Very well done and composed as a whole, and Long was convincing, but the film really could've been something great and instead it's only halfway decent. But maybe that's enough for some people, I guess it just depends on each individual person.


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