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Comet (2014)

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Justin Long and Emmy Rossum are star-crossed lovers whose relationship blooms and unravels over the course of six years in this mysterious, dazzlingly original romance. When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell (Long) and the quick-witted Kimberly (Rossum), the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter in a Paris hotel room, to a fateful phone call-an unforgettable portrait of a relationship emerges. Sumptuously shot and boasting incredible chemistry between the leads, Comet is a one-of-a-kind cosmic love story. (C) IFC Films
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R (for language including sexual references, and some drug use)
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Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Cast

Emmy Rossum
as Kimberly
Kayla Servi
as Stephanie
Ben R. Scott
as Stunt Driver
Lou Beatty Jr.
as Conductor
Ben Pace
as Bartender
Nicole Lucas
as Waitress
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All Critics (28) | Top Critics (12)

Just when you think you're about to fall for this fuzzy sci-fi romance, it disappears into its own navel.

Full Review… | June 30, 2015
Time Out
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Justin Long is a fine actor, but you have to like him a lot to get through "Comet," Sam Esmail's trippy, overly mannered romance.

Full Review… | December 18, 2014
Arizona Republic
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Watching a not-very-interesting couple break up is one thing; watching them break up and get back together numerous times in different universes and dimensions is, well ... to paraphrase "Jaws," I'm going to need a bigger popcorn bag.

December 11, 2014
Seattle Times
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Its conceits ... get in the way of its characters, making it feel fussy and convoluted when it aims for something more simple and elegant.

Full Review… | December 6, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Yes, some of it is overwritten and a bit too clever for its own good, but more often it's an engaging character piece.

Full Review… | December 5, 2014
RogerEbert.com
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These occasionally obnoxious, certainly neurotic young lovers have beating, sometimes broken hearts, and that, as the apostle Paul once noted, tends to trump all.

Full Review… | December 4, 2014
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Comet

½

Complicated, beautiful, and defiantly original. This movie is like an indie band writing a punk rock song. There are flashes of defiance and fist-raising originality, but they're wrapped in this lovely, sweet, and saturated indie romp. It's warring ideologies, and, yet, it's still a beautiful, endearing and cohesive piece. I look forward to seeing more from Sam Esmail.

Brandon Schmidt
Brandon Schmidt
½

"This is not a dream." Or is it? Comet is a remarkably compelling existential film that explores the nature of love, art, and dreams. Set in a parallel universe and told nonlinearly, the film follows a couple throughout various points in their relationship. At first it can be kind of a mindtrip trying to figure out what's going on, but after a while things start to click. Emmy Rossum and Justin Long give excellent performances, and the directing style is quite interesting; particularly in how it transitions between time periods. Also, the writing is really clever, with witty dialog that's surprisingly deep at times. Wonderfully enchanting, Comet is an incredibly passionate and artistic film.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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Well made and interesting movie, but can't say I loved it. The female lead I found grating and downright harsh to look at and Justin Long, though I don't mind him, looks rough too. His stoner guy character wasn't someone you would overly feel for, which is fine, since I couldn't stand her either, but you know, bit of a problem when a movie is a romantic drama and you don't care about the couple. The ending was just fine for me, but I did feel like I wasted my time and 99c renting this.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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