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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.

Director:

Alex Ross Perry

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Alex Ross Perry
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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
Daniel April ... Warlock
Will Clark Will Clark ... Party Guest #1
Mia Heiligenstein Mia Heiligenstein ... Party Guest #2
Elisabeth Arndt Elisabeth Arndt ... Party Guest #3
Katherine Fleming Katherine Fleming ... Party Guest #4
Morgan Skrabalak Morgan Skrabalak ... Party Guest #5
Lily Garrison Lily Garrison ... Party Guest #6
Adam Piotrowicz Adam Piotrowicz ... Party Guest #7
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Storyline

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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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen of Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Carmel, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,360, 30 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$78,353, 20 September 2015
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Michelle Dockery was originally cast but dropped out and later Katherine Waterston replaced her. See more »

Quotes

Catherine: [to Rich] You fucking animal. You unrepentant piece of shit. You click your tongue and you revel in the affairs of others. You are worthless. You don't know anything about me. You show up to fuck my best friend, and you pry into the lives of others to conceal how worthless and boring your own life is. I don't deserve this. I just want to be left alone. I want to be left alone with the few people who are left in this world who are decent.
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References The Silence (1963) See more »

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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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