Rating: 5 of 5
Here’s another hidden gem I’m determined to share with as many people as possible.
On the night of the discovery of a duplicate planet in the solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident. (Source: IMDb)
A powerful story of redemption, ANOTHER EARTH (2011) will tug at your heartstrings while simultaneously tickle your brain with questions like, “If you could meet your other you, what would you say?” Rhoda was a real person who made a dumb choice and had to live with the consequences. John’s grief was, aptly demonstrated in his living conditions, tangible AND justified. Both Brit Marling and William Mapother gave Rhoda and John, respectively, an authenticity that’s rare in such emotion- and character-driven films.
As soon as I finished watching the DVD, I messaged my sister to tell her she HAD to watch ANOTHER EARTH, immediately. It didn’t matter if it was eleven o’clock at night and all the kids were in bed; it was THAT great. (I exaggerate, maybe.) But my mind WAS blown and my heart … my heart was full, if that makes any sense.
One of the best “sci-fi dramas” I’ve watched, ever.
I recommend to anyone who enjoys films that explore forgiveness and second chances. It’s a drama with a science fiction subplot, and the pace is slow-ish but it never felt slow. Please, don’t skip this one.
[Rented DVD on 2/12/2012 | Wish Listed on 2/12/2012]