Another Earth - Trailer
Director Mike CahillYear 2011Genre(s) Sci-fi, Fantasy
Recent high school graduate Rhoda Williams is about to attend MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). One night, she is driving along the New England coastline when a bulletin comes on the radio about a new planet that is the mirror image of Earth. 'Earth 2' resembles a blue dot in the sky and as Rhoda leans out of her window for a better look, she hits a car carrying a pregnant woman and her child. Subsequently, Rhoda is sentenced for four years in prison.
For John Burroughs, life seemed to have stopped upon learning of his wife and child's death. He has sunk into depression and is now addicted to alcohol. Four years later, John gets a knock on the door. Rhoda hopes to apologise to John for killing his family but ends up becoming his cleaner. Thus, the two strike up a tentative friendship that brings the two people back to life.
In the four years since that tragic night, 'Earth 2' is now fully visible in the sky and a competition is set up, with the prize being an opportunity to travel out to 'Earth 2' and find your parallel self. Rhoda enters with the intention of seeing what her parallel life is like but as her friendship with John develops, she considers using the ticket to 'Earth 2' for selfless purposes.
Directed by: Mike Cahill
Starring: William Mapother, Brit Marling and Kumar Pallana