Another Earth 2011

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(121) IMDb 7/10
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On the night of the discovery of a duplicate planet in the solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.

William Mapother, Ana Kayne
1 hour 32 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Another Earth

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Drama, Science Fiction
Director Mike Cahill
Starring William Mapother, Ana Kayne
Supporting actors Meggan Lennon, Diane Ciesla, Niecy Cerise, Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Brit Marling
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly crafted film! 26 April 2014
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This is an extremely deep film that will provoke much thought and questions. Don't watch this film with a Sci-fi context, it isn't what it went for.

It's about a young girl and how she deals with an horrific life changing accident and her relationship to the character on the receiving end. The film is beautifully made and really makes you feel for the characters. It makes you think and question yourself on life experiences and to me, carries a message of forgiveness and hope.

I really wish I had a wider vocabulary and was able to construct lovely sentences because I can not give this film the justice it deserves. It is an absolutely stunning film; give it a watch!
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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful 12 Dec 2011
I am not convinced if this is an Indie Sci Fi film or an Indie film with a bit of Sci Fi chucked in. If you just like your Sci Fi to be lasers, explosions and scientists driving around shouting at NASA on speakerphone this is certainly not for you.

The story is that another Earth (or Earth II as it is dubbed) appears in the sky. A girl who is drunk and driving is looking at it out of her car window crashes and wipes out a family. It then turns into a slow paced indie film about people dealing with their feelings in a well done but not massively original way with one moment of supreme pretentious rubbish which I am choosing to ignore.

At times the Indie "aren't we all so deep and meaningful" stuff is nearly too much, but Earth II hanging there in the sky along with the information drip fed to you via the media makes your "what if" synapses go off like machine guns.

More of that please.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Respect jetting upwards 29 Mar 2012
By L. Power TOP 500 REVIEWER
Watching Lars Von Trier's Melancholia, about an approaching planet led me to this movie made around the same time.

As Another Earth begins, we are introduced to a bright, attractive young girl with a brilliant future, with an interest in the Cosmos, and she has just got into MIT.

When another earth with the same continents and oceans appears in the sky, people get excited, some are nervous. As she drives along that night, a radio announcer talks excitedly about the new planet, while a father, pregnant mother, and five year old child sit talking in a parked car. Momentarily, she looks skyward. You can probably imagine what happens.

Now we have a woman whose life is but a walking shadow. After some time she returns to the world. But her star has somewhat diminished. Although she says little me may infer that she has unresolved grief and guilt which cripples her from moving forward in life. She takes a job that requires little human contact, as a cleaner. Her thoughts of jetting to a different sphere put on hold.

Returning to the scene, she discovers the husband, and contrives to meet him and seek forgiveness.

Discoveries about the other earth may make you wonder if there are people like you on this other earth, mirrors to ourselves, mirroring our events or not. Such possibilities offer the hope of redemption, although others find it frightening.

As the husband continues to contend with his waterlogged grief, his withdrawal, and limitations of his previous musical abilities, we see no way for her to broach this subject. Meanwhile, a Branson like entrepeneur offers a select few a free trip to the other earth.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
This film. Wow. I have never been so completely blown away by a film. This is the film that slams every argument I've had with myself about entertainment passing itself off as genuine heartfelt art.

Another Earth seems to be about so many things, and yet not about them at all: you could say it's about loss, tragedy, physics, science fiction, consequences, redemption...and yet none of these things, singly or combined add up to what this film is. Simply put, it's a masterpiece of intricacy. I'm not really a film person - I'm a books-person - and for me, this film hit all those spots that only a handful of incredible books have reached. The way the scene concentrated so intensely on the moment, on everything about it - the texture of a wall, the space taken up by silence, the smallest nuances of expression, the play of light - every detail came together and gave it so many dimensions that you could watch each minute over and over and it would still be worth watching. The saw scene: so visceral and immediate and breathstopping (where that is a cross of heartstopping and breathtaking)...what a magnificent piece of work.

I loved that silence was given such a significant part. I think a lot of films are let down not necessarily by poor dialogue, but by oversaturating, so that the spoken so heavily overlays the visual that each diminishes the other. I also resent the overuse of music solely for mood manipulation (I realise there is an equal and opposite argument to that, but I'm on the less-is-more side): the fact that at the most emotive moments, there is no music at all, and all you can hear is your own breathing - that is when cinema is at its most powerful.

To quickly visit the entire premise of 'another earth'...this isn't Independence Day or anything like it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars BAD
just shocking
Published 1 day ago by Max Gratton
5.0 out of 5 stars in lak'ech
Strangely the Mayan's had a word for the concept in this movie though their interpretation is not as individual, that word is in lak'ech. Read more
Published 2 days ago by in lak'ech
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
Not what I expected from the title.
Published 3 days ago by c s ainsworth
1.0 out of 5 stars boring not very original
Slow, boring not very original.
Published 6 days ago by Tony Y
4.0 out of 5 stars A insightful tragedy and a love story, with an mild dose of Michael...
A insightful tragedy and a love story, with an mild dose of Michael Crichton-esque what if...?
This is not a typical sci-fi but held my attention all the same.
Published 9 days ago by andylosttheplot
5.0 out of 5 stars Memorable
I thought this film extremely well done and for all the sci-fi element, both engrossing and credible. And at the very, very end, for me pure electricity. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Andy Graham, Truro
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Certainly not much in the way of SciFi!
Published 10 days ago by nerobot
3.0 out of 5 stars mediocre
believable but not wildly exciting
Published 14 days ago by klokkie
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular.
As a Sci-Fi fan I thought I would give this film a watch. It was not at all what I expected. But in a most spectacular and different way. Read more
Published 18 days ago by leigh
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Thought provoking and moving with an artistic edge which leaves you feeling inspired.
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