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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.

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Alex Ross Perry

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Alex Ross Perry
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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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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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 See more »

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

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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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It's not a perfect film, but it is a memorable one.
30 September 2015 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'QUEEN OF EARTH': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

A psychological thriller flick written and directed by indie filmmaker, and actor, Alex Ross Perry. It tells the story of two childhood friends, that reunite at a lake house, as adult women, and find out they no longer feel close. The movie stars Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston and Patrick Fugit. Perry and Moss were also producers on the film, along with Adam Piotrowicz and the very prolific Joe Swanberg. The movie is very impressive, stylistically speaking, but it's also a little bit of a mess, from a dramatic storytelling point of view.

Catherine (Moss) and Virginia (Waterston) are two women, who were very close while growing up. They've continued to reunite, every summer, at a vacation lake house; owned by Virginia's family. Over the past few years, they've started to grow apart; and became very bitter towards each other. Their recent relations with men, have really driven the two to a breaking point; as Catherine also starts to lose her sanity.

The movie is very beautifully shot, and the music is haunting and very memorable; with a classic (and very campy) B movie feel to it. The film is played out like a thriller, but it's actually more of a dramatic character study; and it's an excellent examination of female relationships (and mental illness) as well. Moss and Waterston are both really good in the film, and Perry's direction is excellent. It's not a perfect film, but it is a memorable one.

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