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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Silas
... Woman at Turnstile
... Mark
... Kate
... Nia
... Zoe
Yu Hwan Park ... Seth
... Rachel
... Leonard
... Iris
Nathan Parker ... David
... Coupler Woman
... Health and Safety Guard
Dennis Shin ... Health and Safety Guard
... Jonas


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 May 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Almas gemelas  »

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Box Office


$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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Holt went skateboarding at 4am while on location during the shooting of the film to help develop the connection between their characters. See more »


When Nia & Silas are sitting in the cafeteria, Nia captures a bee under a glass. A coworker asks what it is, and Nia replies, "A bumblebee." Except the insect under the glass isn't a bumblebee. It's a yellow-jacket. See more »


Silas: [propped up on his arm in bed with Nia] I never could have imagined what love felt like. It's... strange... like a tornado going around and...
Nia: Yeah
[laughs shyly, then turns serious]
Nia: That's why I was scared of it at first.
Silas: [nods several times]
Nia: It's about giving. Like, I want you to take everything. I don't even know what it is but I want you to take it from me.
Silas: I just wanna-
Silas: I wanna run.
[Nia laughs, Silas smiles]
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Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Rehashed to hell
25 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

We shan't be fooled - original ideas, concepts and scripts come by very rarely these days. Over the years I've come to accept that we shall not blatantly blame the creative team for the lack of some originality whether it is on similar premise, plot points, slight clichés, or visual styles. But when the final product is just a lazy mash up all the above, ripped off of arguably better previous films, as well as famed English literature at its most obvious, is just harder to swallow. If you ever watched Kurt Wimmer's Equilibrium and Michael Bay's the Island you have most certainly watched Doremus' Equals.

Pretentiously disguising the outright obvious rehash of ideas of a dystopian society where the inhabitants are deprived of different forms of freedom for the sake of a Utopian perfect society, with slower pacing, contemplating set up shots and heartfelt-advertising- like cinematography, we are left with a most forgetful film that never once introduces a single differentiating or provocative element.

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