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Equals (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | 26 May 2016 (USA)
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In an emotionless utopia, two people fall in love when they regain their feelings from a mysterious disease, causing tensions between them and their society.

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Drake Doremus

Writers:

Nathan Parker (screenplay by), Drake Doremus (story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... Silas
Vernetta Lopez ... Woman at Turnstile
Scott Lawrence ... Mark
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Kate
Kristen Stewart ... Nia
Rebecca Hazlewood ... Zoe
Yu Hwan Park Yu Hwan Park ... Seth
Bel Powley ... Rachel
David Selby ... Leonard
Aurora Perrineau ... Iris
Nathan Parker ... David
Jessica Lois ... Coupler Woman
Seth Adams ... Health and Safety Guard
Dennis Shin Dennis Shin ... Health and Safety Guard
Guy Pearce ... Jonas
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A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated. Written by Nathan Parker

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content, sensuality, partial nudity and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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English

Release Date:

26 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,206, 17 July 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,095, 29 July 2016
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1.85 : 1
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Premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

In the list of chapters Nia has written about the Harlow 9 probe, Predecessors is misspelled as Predecssors. See more »

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The Collective: [over PA] All trains leave from the lower level. The Collective runs when everybody do their part. Report suspicious activity to Health and Safety.
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Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 37: I. Allegro Con Brio
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Anton Dikov, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and Emil Tabakov
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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Dystopian New World falls apart due to love – type thing
10 March 2017 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Set sometime in the 'yet to happen time', we meet some people who all dress boringly and seem to have no emotions, and these are not doctors receptionists by the way. Here we meet Silas who does a boring job and he starts to have feelings for a co – worker and worse still she has the same for him.

In this society emotions are seen as the root of all evil (well greed is normally cited) and so people are screened for the 'disease' of feeling and if found to be infected they have to be cured or… well you guessed what the alternative is.

Now this is a film that a lot of styling has been put into it and the actors are all really good and it does manage to keep your attention. The problem is lack of originality – in that we have all seen films like this before where a couple lurve each other and want to do a runner to the 'badlands' or wherever the mutants dwell.

So if you like a good rehash of a few films or stories then it is worth a punt otherwise there may not be a lot here to hold your interest – Guy Pearce is even in it and even that fact fails to raise this from its own self created, dystopian existence of self inflicted mediocrity.


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