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"ANOTHER EARTH"
(2011) (Brit Marling, William Mapother) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Mild
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Minor
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Sci-Fi/Drama: On the night an identical Earth is discovered approaching our planet, a college student and a married composer's lives accidentally collide, leading to unexpected developments years later.
PLOT:
17-year-old Rhoda Williams (BRIT MARLING) is a bright student headed to M.I.T. But her present and future are forever changed when she hears a news report that another planet, and one that's approaching Earth, has been discovered. Distracted by gazing into the night sky while driving, she accidentally plows into the stopped car driven by college professor and composer John Burroughs (WILLIAM MAPOTHER). The crash leaves him in a coma, and his pregnant wife and their young son dead.

Four years later, Rhoda is released from prison and returns to live with her parents (FLINT BEVEAGE and JORDAN BAKER) and younger brother, Jeff (ROBIN TAYLOR). Still scarred by guilt, she wants a mindless and meaningless job with little contact with anyone else, and finds that working as a custodian at the local high school with an older and blind coworker.

She wants to apologize to John for what she did, but when she tracks him down, after he comes out of his coma, and goes to his house, she loses the courage to tell him the truth. Instead, she pretends to be a maid for a house cleaning service and then continues that ruse each week, all as news of that other planet continues to surprise everyone. The latest is that it's a duplicate version of Earth, and a wealthy entrepreneur is holding a contest to send a lucky few on a spaceship ride to that doppelganger world.

With Rhoda's ruse running deeper, she finds herself drawn to John who starts to gain his footing again thanks to her contact. From that point on, she must decide if and when to tell him the truth and whether she should go on the space trip if chosen as a winner.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Unless the subject matter intrigues them, it doesn't seem too likely.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For disturbing images, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use.


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