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Another Earth

drama, sci-fi & fantasy


This deeply emotional and extraordinarily profound film became a must-see sensation at the Sundance Film Festival.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    63%
  • Audience Score
    66%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
0 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Downbeat indie drama with sci-fi angle has mature themes.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this downbeat, low-budget indie drama (with sci-fi undertones) revolves around a severe drunk-driving accident and the two survivors' ensuing attempts to get through life. There's some teen drinking, as well as sporadic drinking throughout and mentions/brief images of drugs. The central car crash has some graphic images, with blood and dead bodies (including the body of a little boy); viewers can also expect threats, yelling, a suicide attempt, and a brief attempted choking. There's one sex scene (no nudity), and one scene in which the main character lies naked in the snow (only her rear end is shown).

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's violent scenes. How does their impact compare to what you see in bigger sci-fi/action movies? What is the purpose of the graphic scenes in this movie?
  • What would it mean to visit an alternate earth? Would you want to meet yourself? Are there any decisions you'd change if you could?
  • How does the movie portray drinking and its consequences?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    63%
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  • Audience

    66%

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Another Earth isn't typical science fiction but a film that was made to mean something. It's by no means as solid as it wants to be though because the first time director's great intentions to get his meaningful message across is unfortunately, most of what he focuses on. He very much succeeds but it's quick change in tone, visual inconsistentcy and sometimes stale acting is sometimes a problem. I humbly wish it would have taken it's brilliant premise further than it did but it was very interesting and it enjoyably touched upon issues and was a pleasantly unique film to watch.

- aquateen2, Tuesday, January 24, 2012

3 stars

Interesting film, but I'm 100% sure that some people will dislike it intensely. Another Earth is a weird movie. But, I liked it. It didn't go completely off the rails into la-la land like a some art house movies tend to do, and it stayed on the right side of the line between artsy and absurd.

- lewiskendell, Sunday, January 22, 2012

3 stars

This film feels as though it should have been a television series. There's considerable potential in the setup and the content. This film could have been the next Lost or The Walking Dead. Instead the surface of 'another Earth' is barely scratched. What we are left with is an interesting, somber and twisted relationship between two characters. That aspect of the film was well done, but somehow the story feels incomplete.

- solesoulsorrow, Thursday, March 28, 2013