Very similar to Moon, in many ways. I experienced the movie more as some sort of creepy thriller than a science fiction movie.... or a rather odd drama with very creepy tendencies. The science, quite correctly, is simply a backdrop setting for a very touching story.
Not really a SciFi movie, more an exploration of alternate fates. Very thought provoking in parts but I found it very slow and really quite boring. If you like movies with a lot of long silences, meaningful looks, hardly any dialog and very predictable then this is for you. It is extremely well acted and has a lot of "meaning", so I wont knock it's artistic merit. Worth a look if you want something a bit different and aren't fussed about lots of slow bits and a slightly confusing plot It's a movie that in my opinion, had promise but never really took off.
Overall a pretty good movie. It is more drama than Sci-Fi, interesting concept.
Yeah it was okay, mainly a pedestrian pace drama, with a secondary story around a sci-fi theme. *Just* enough to keep my interest watching until the end.
such a great film! much better on blu-ray than on dvd! can't wait to watch it again and again!
AN INDIE EXPERIMENT: Imagine if all you had was a director, a camera and one actor. You start filming on the premise your script is good enough and worry about other cast members, special effects and so on falling into place as you go along. They were lucky enough to pull it off and the outcome is an impressive 'indie' film experiment. But don't get the movie expecting a standard of sci-fi that usually takes a small town full of people to make. So the entire film is character driven. Not such a bad thing if you're prepared for the sometimes roughness of indie film making.
As a science fiction film Another Earth disappoints with no special effects or unusual story development to sustain your attention. The film focuses on the story between the two main characters and almost entirely ignores the premise of science fiction that forms the namesake of the movie. Fortunately the mundane reality at the heart of this film forms a story told with great effect through the anguish of the central protagonists as themes of opportunity lost permeate throughout. This is an excellent indie film that I think could have been better told against a backdrop of reality and the cryptic ending left me unsatisfied.
The core of this movie is an unsettling but ultimately rewarding study of two lives ruined by one act of stupity. Around this core is wrapped some high concept science fiction that is strictly for grown ups - by which I mean that if you enjoyed Moon and/or Monsters, and you're capable of suspending disbelief through a series of glaring violations of Newtonian physics... well then enjoy!
I had high expectations for this one, as the trailer was very luring. It turned out to be better than expected! Thought provoking film. I'd highly recommend watching the extras, especially "Creating Another Earth". 10/10 from me.