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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.


Drake Doremus


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


A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated. Written by Nathan Parker

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In the future when human is emotionless, the only crime is... love. See more »


Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Jennifer Lawrence read the script with co-star Nicholas Hoult and loved it but she stated that she cannot see herself playing the lead character. Lawrence co-starred in Doremus' Like Crazy (2011). See more »


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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Theory of Machines
Written and performed by Ben Frost
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For me, a near masterpiece
26 June 2016 | by elliskjamesSee all my reviews

I'll tell you what you need to know: if you like movies like this, you'll like this one. Maybe a whole lot. It's a science fiction movie with heart, that doesn't rely on explosions and death rays and warp speed travel, and it sheds light on things that are happening in our society today. The acting is very, very good. There is genuine chemistry between the leads, and they were both born to play these parts. The movie makes you think and feel. It's smart and it's deep. It's internally consistent. The soundtrack works. You can learn from it. There aren't anywhere near enough movies like this being made these days.

Some people hated this movie. A lot of times, I think people that hate a movie like this are people who don't like the fact that their own shortcomings are being exposed.

For me, when the movie ended, I experienced body-wide chills, and my eyes filled with tears. I loved it. I subtract a point because, from time to time, it moves a bit slower than it might need to. It's not quite an all time science fiction masterpiece, but it's close. It'll move you. You'll remember it. It'll give you something to talk about. It's a date movie you can both enjoy.

If you like movies like this, you know who you are, and you can't possibly miss this movie. You won't. You're too smart for that.

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Release Date:

26 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »


Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,206, 17 July 2016

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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