Another Earth (2011)

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Rhoda Williams, a bright young woman accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs, has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child with his loving wife. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined. Estranged from the world and the selves they once knew, the two outsiders begin an unlikely love affair and reawaken to life. But when one is presented with the chance of a lifetime opportunity to travel to the other Earth and embrace an alternative reality, which new life will they choose? -- (C) Fox Searchlight
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PG-13 (for disturbing images, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use.)
Genre:
Drama
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Cast

Paul S. Mezey
as Symposium Speaker
William Mapother
as John Burroughs
Ari Gold
as Conspiracy Theorist
Kumar Pallana
as Purdeep
Bruce Winant
as Keith Harding
Robert Phillips
as Radio Reporter #1
Natalie Carter
as Career Counselor
Brit Marling
as Rhoda Williams
Jeffrey Goldenberg
as Symposium Speaker
Yuval Segal
as Television Reporter
Richard Habersham
as Radio Reporter #2
Jordan Baker
as Kim Williams
Robin Lord Taylor
as Jeff Williams
Flint Beverage
as Robert Williams
Meggan Lennon
as Maya Burroughs
Stéphane Leblanc
as High School Girl
Steve Giammaria
as Television Interviewer
Luis Vega
as Federico
D.J. Flava
as Himself
A.J. Diana
as John's Son
Bruce Colbert
as Symposium Speaker
Ana Valle
as Symposium Speaker
Joseph Bove
as Symposium Speaker
Shannon Maliff
as High School Girl
Jasmine Andrade
as High School Girl
Kara Tweedie
as High School Girl
Diana Ciesla
as Dr. Joan Tallis
Hollyce Phillips
as Television Anchor
Rebecca Price
as Keith Harding's Secretary
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All Critics (124) | Top Critics (36)

Cahill's visually inconsistent first feature tries to beam epic sci-fi concepts into a micro-human drama, refracting its thought-provoking ideas through the prism of the central emotional relationship.

Full Review… | December 6, 2011
Time Out
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The result is an alluring image -- Earth above Earth -- a wrenching story and a wonder-tinged film.

Full Review… | August 12, 2011
Detroit News
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In emphasizing poetry over plot, mood over mechanics, Another Earth fails to answer the most pressing question of all: Umm, why haven't the tides been affected?

Full Review… | August 12, 2011
Houston Chronicle
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Ambitious but ridiculous.

Full Review… | August 11, 2011
Miami Herald
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I was hoping that everyone involved would get hit by an asteroid.

Full Review… | August 11, 2011
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Anyone who can explain the final shot deserves a refund.

Full Review… | August 7, 2011
New Yorker
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Audience Reviews for Another Earth

A nice little indie that only nods towards some sci-fi conceptualization but actually is mainly about redemption, and it takes its sweet time getting to even that. It's not absolutely boring but certainly closely examines that possibility.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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½

"Another Earth" boasts from very strong performances all around, and I am usually a fan of indie films that have a small scope with big aspirations, but this one felt a little too ambitious. As a young woman is about to get a full-ride scholarship, her life is flipped upside down as she is sent to prison for killing a man's wife and daughter in a car crash. Years later she falls for that man, creating very sensitive storytelling. By big issue with this film is that there is this entire other planet that is supposedly a duplicate of ours, while never focussing enough on that aspect in my opinion. By the end of the film, the big shocker did not surprise me at all and I felt a little empty handed. I do think this film is very well-written, well-acted, and extremely well-directed, but the technical aspects fail in a few areas. In the end, "Another Earth" is almost too ambitious for it's own good, but I really enjoyed it. It is recommended to people who like to think outside of the box instead of being outside of the box.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

I think I love/hate Brit Marling for her scripts. But dang it, they always end so explosively. This one was rather too slow-paced for my taste though and the science is flawed.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

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