Another Earth

Another Earth

DVD - 2011
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"Rhoda and John [are] two people whose worlds collide after a tragic accident. Their intimate drama plays out against the astounding discovery of Earth 2, a parallel world that poses provocative and fascinating possibilities. Does a new Earth mean a chance at another life? Another destiny? Another self?"--Container.

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JCLStefanieE Aug 23, 2012

Excellent Sci Fi about the discovery of Earth 2 and the possibility of second chances.


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Xcellp
May 05, 2017

"Great idea with an awesome movie trailer," as hania4987 stated Oct 29, 2013. For the most part, I agree with Lucas' comments concerning degree of SciFi in this picture. Definitely NOT what would be led to expect from the trailer! Could have replaced Second Earth with any number of destinations (real or imagined) and otherwise kept the remaining plot, etc., intact. It's a very thoughtful picture, which many viewers could relate to regarding undoing/redoing events in their past. Very slow moving, as others commented. Even at only 92 minutes (TV movie timeframe), could have gotten story across in 60-75 minutes. I had to rewind couple times, and finally used Descriptive Narration feature to try to understand "boarding pass" issue. (Thought she was just giving him a family photo.)

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lukasevansherman
Mar 06, 2017

"Dude, what if there was, like, another earth? And, like, another you?" 2011's "Another Earth" has a premise that is half-clever and half what you'd expect some stoned college students to come up with. While I appreciate that it's a film that takes a sci-fi premise and does something different and unexpected, this film, as others have pointed out, is very, very slow and does almost nothing with its "another earth" plot. Much of the story has to do with the protagonist (Brit Marling), who killed a man's wife and child in a drunk driving accident. Years later, she goes to apologize to the man (William Mapother), but ends up working for him and falling in love with him. Marling, who co-wrote and produced, is currently on Netflix's "The OA," and I can't decide if she's deliberately acting in a stilted, awkward way or she's simply a poor actor. Did I mention how slow this film is?

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BlueHippo
Feb 08, 2016

The idea for the story is good. The actual production is horrible. Very slow, lacks dialogue, poor acting.

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marx_bro
Jun 13, 2015

I'd probably place this in the "chick-flick" genre as it's heavy on the emotional turmoil and sense of regret (and desire to "make things right"). Again, if you're looking for sci-fi adventure skip this one (although sci-fi topics are discussed - but never engaged in).

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hammer59
Nov 27, 2014

This is the first film that I have awarded 5 stars. Uniquely original, superb acting and the musical score is hauntingly beautiful.

No need for over bloated budgets or over the top CGI to produce a wonderfully engaging film that can only be described as BRILLIANT!

"Interstellar" had one tenth of the soul and one thousandth of the imagination of this gem.

Bravo!

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Kim_H
Mar 26, 2014

If you are looking for science fiction, action or adventure this is not it.

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Quarkstream
Dec 02, 2013

A brilliant and edgy misical score provides this movie a connection to the viewer that may have otherwise remained unmade. The cast is a rough thread and the second Earth is the needle, guiding them through the fabirc labyrinth, pricking fingers with questions designed to be answered only by circumstance. I enjoyed my experience, tagging along for the ride, as the cloth enveloped my curiosity, perhaps not sating it, but at least providing an entertaining sweater to wear.

aaa5756 Nov 02, 2013

This wasn't the worst movie I've ever seen, it is far from being good. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

hania4987 Oct 29, 2013

great idea with an awesome movie trailer -- too bad the movie did not live up to the expectation. The closest comparison I have is the movie "Signs". This film was trying to be incredibly philosophical and profound but was not that well written or executed. This particular story did not need the gimmick of Earth 2. There were approximately 5 minutes that dealt with the theme of another earth. The movie would have made more sense if its starting point was the last scene.

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Septum
Feb 04, 2013

This is a great movie. The characters are sincere as they each grapple with the things each has done and the consequences. This movie is full of truth about how life gets complicated, but also provides engaging reflections about how each person can choose to let the goodness in life blossom. This is a movie about people... and their journey is amazing.

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May 05, 2017

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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” –John Quincy Adams

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