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Another Earth

2011-12-02 17:04
What it's about:

Rhoda Williams, a bright young woman accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. John Burroughs, a brilliant composer, has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes, and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined.
What the critics thought:

"A coming-of-adulthood story that improbably blends a plaintive drama with romantic longing and far-out science fiction..."
- Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"There are a number of astronomical impossibilities here. What about gravity? What's orbiting what? And where exactly did it come from?"
- Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

"Another Earth is being sold as an indie sci-fi drama, but that does both the movie and its proper audience a disservice. This muted story of atonement, forgiveness, and parallel universes is more of an extended metaphor."
- Ty Burr, Boston Globe

An ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
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