Here on Earth (2000)



Critic Consensus: Critics say Here on Earth's weakness comes from its script. The story may appeal to young teenage girls, but it suffers from being overly sentimental and formulaic. The cinematography, however, is lovely in how it captures its Minnesota setting.

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In this romantic drama, a young man must make some difficult decisions when he discovers that his girlfriend's future is almost used up. Kelley (Chris Klein) and Samantha (Leelee Sobieski) are waiting out the summer after their high school graduation before moving on to college. Although Kelley comes from a wealthy family and Samantha's folks are working class, they soon find that they have more in common than they imagined, and they fall in love. However, Samantha's parents (Annette O'Toole and … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Michael Seitzman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 9, 2001
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment - Official Site


as Michael

as Vanessa

as Paramedic

as Mr. Lackett

as Vin Pemrose

as Dr. Falco

as Amanda Fielding

as Hospital Nurse
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Critic Reviews for Here on Earth

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (27)

For a movie about the ferocity of first love, it seems curiously pallid and passionless.

January 1, 2000
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

On the bright side, Here on Earth does present viewers with a couple of handy rules to avoid bad movies. Beware of any movie that has characters reciting poetry to each other.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Here on Earth is a missed opportunity.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Dramatically, the tragedy couldn't possibly be flatter.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Lazily conceived characters.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Here on Earth hungers for the nostalgia of an Elia Kazan-style farmbelt romantic tragedy la East of Eden, but the end result is more akin to a soggy Troy Donahue-Sandra Dee weeper.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
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Audience Reviews for Here on Earth

This was really a sweet movie.

Nani Vang

Super Reviewer

So the girl was dating an jerk and then fell for a prick. I didn't really get this movie.

Megan S

Super Reviewer


A surgary tale about young love. I liked it.

Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

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