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Queen of Earth (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 26 August 2015 (USA)
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Two women who grew up together discover they have drifted apart when they retreat to a lake house together.


Alex Ross Perry


Alex Ross Perry
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Complete credited cast:
Elisabeth Moss ... Catherine
Katherine Waterston ... Virginia
Patrick Fugit ... Rich
Kentucker Audley ... James
Keith Poulson ... Keith
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Michelle
Craig Butta ... Groundskeeper


Two women go away together. One meets a man that distracts her from being there for her friend. The betrayed friend says, "One day you will need me, and then I won't be there for you." When they next go away together the roles are reversed, the threat becomes reality. But the two situations are not exactly the same - the man in the first scenario was benign, the man in the second scenario is toxic. That and other differences displace the parallel between the two events. Written by fetsiboomsticks

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Throughout the film Virginia (Katherine Waterston) is seen reading books by Ike Zimmerman. This is the fictional author played by Jonathan Pryce in director/writer Alex Ross Perry's previous film Listen Up Philip. See more »


Virginia: Catherine, I know.
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Hugely worthwhile for one reason
26 October 2015 | by ofumalowSee all my reviews

I loved "Listen Up Philip" and found "The Color Wheel" very interesting (if also annoying), so I was very psyched for this latest by ARP. I'm not sure what it ultimately adds up to, script-wise, or how much weight it would have at all if not for the lead performance. But what a performance. Moss is remarkable. It's one of those descent-into-madness performances that's so riveting it almost doesn't matter that the narrative and explicating psychology are sketchy at best. I suppose that's partly the point--that our understanding of what is happening to the character is as fragmentary as her own understanding of it--but nonetheless it's a little frustrating. That doesn't matter all that much, though, because Moss is so fascinating to watch. Eventually I'll see the movie again, not only to experience that performance a second time, but also to see if the film has more substance to it (independent on that star turn) than it appeared at first glance.

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Release Date:

26 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Carmel, New York, USA See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,360, 30 August 2015

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1.78 : 1
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