Another Earth (2011)
Reviewed by Roberto Di Donato on
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Director: Mike Cahill
Starring: Brit Marling, William Mapother
One could be mistaken this was a science fiction film, but if you take the other Earth out of the picture then it's basically just an introspective drama piece. First time Indy director Mike Cahill and writer/actress Brit Marling have come up with a good thought provoking film that had me intrigued from the start, but failed to explore the science fiction side of things for my liking. If you want to tell your story as part of a sci-fi then at least explore it a bit further. It's a great concept none the less.
Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling) is a promising astronomy student. After having a few drinks on the day the world discovers another planet exactly like our Earth, she has an accident that changes her life forever and crosses paths with music teacher John Burroughs (William Mapother). On to bigger things going on in the world... SETI makes first contact with a twist, and Richard Branson finally get's to test out Virgin Galactic.
Even though it's low budget, the film is well produced and the acting is good. How much money spent or made at the box office really doesn't interest me, as long as it's not totally amateur and has a good story then I'm happy. Sure if you want to get picky there are a few holes in the concept of another mirror planet circling around our Sun, but I think it's more to symbolize the alternate paths our lives take and the inner desire for change, good or bad. Did she make the write decision, was it really her making that decision and if so then which one. ROB