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Another Earth (2011)

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On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.

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Mike Cahill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Mapother ... John Burroughs
Brit Marling ... Rhoda Williams
Matthew-Lee Erlbach ... Alex
DJ Flava DJ Flava ... DJ Flava (voice)
Meggan Lennon Meggan Lennon ... Maya Burroughs
AJ Diana AJ Diana ... Amos Burroughs
Bruce Colbert Bruce Colbert ... Symposium Speaker
Paul Mezey ... Symposium Speaker
Ana Valle ... Symposium Speaker
Jeffrey Goldenberg Jeffrey Goldenberg ... Symposium Speaker
Joseph A. Bove Joseph A. Bove ... Symposium Speaker (as Joseph Bove)
Jordan Baker ... Kim Williams
Flint Beverage ... Robert Williams
Robin Lord Taylor ... Jeff Williams
Rupert Reid ... Keith Harding
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Storyline

SPOILER: Seventeen year-old Rhoda Williams receives an acceptance letter from MIT and she celebrates with her friends. On the same night, a planet similar and close to Earth is discovered and called Earth 2. Rhoda drives her car looking at Earth 2 and crashes with composer John Burroughs, killing his pregnant wife and his baby son. Rhoda goes to prison and four years later she is released and moves to her parents' house. She finds a job as high-school janitor, but tries to commit suicide. She survives, however, and submits an essay to a contest where the prize is a ticket to travel to Earth 2. Meanwhile the scientists discover that Earth 2 is a mirror of Earth and the synchronicity between the dwellers was interrupted when the planets were seen by each other. One day, Rhoda decides to visit John Burroughs, whose life was destroyed after the death of his family, to admit to him that she had killed his family. However she does not have the nerve to tell him the truth. So she lies and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Another World, Another You, Another Chance. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Another Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

West Haven, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,740, 24 July 2011

Gross USA:

$1,321,194

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,938,783
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Artists Public Domain See more »
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

No mention is made of the effect that the vicinity of Earth 2 may have on Earth 1's gravity. A special effects scene was shot where Rhoda sees tree-blossom dancing in the air due to Earth 2's gravity pull, but the scene did not work and was deleted from the final print. See more »

Goofs

Rhoda tells the story of the first man in space, who was supposedly in orbit for almost a month. In reality, Yuri Gagarin's Vostok 1 mission lasted about 108 minutes from launch to landing, with a little over an hour (a single circumnavigation) spent in orbit. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rhoda Williams: I saw this image when I was a kid. The photograph of Jupiter taken by NASAs Voyager. Beautiful. But nothing special until shown in rapid succession. Suddenly Jupiter was alive. Breathing. I was hypnotized.
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Connections

References 21 Grams (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Clockwork
Written by Adam Small
Performed by Adam Small
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Interesting and Not What You Might Expect
7 December 2019 | by sethaz-759-115335See all my reviews

I don't consider this Sci-Fi. I won't criticize scientific and technical imperfections because they are nearly irrelevant in this small-budget undertaking. The "2nd earth" itself is just an allegorical device bearing upon "1st earth" conundrums. The pace is intentionally slow and deliberate, allowing plenty of time to chew on situations and alternatives. Brit Marling is marvelous as the beautiful, thoughtful protagonist who creates and dominates virtually every scene. This unassuming film will not change your life, but it poses some interesting questions (and possible answers) a viewer might want to consider. If you choose to watch, be patient and give it a chance.


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