History Film / AnotherEarth

3rd Feb '16 7:47:10 PM Fireblood
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The vision in the sky isn't an illusion; somehow, a duplicate of Earth, with the same people as well, has appeared near our planet, leading to worldwide shock and interest. But the story focuses on Rhoda's and John's lives. Rhoda spends four years in prison for drunken driving, ruining her life. John recovers but falls into despair. Wracked with guilt, Rhoda finds John, but doesn't tell him who she is. Slowly, they start bonding.

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The vision in the sky isn't an illusion; somehow, a duplicate of Earth, with the same people as well, has appeared near our planet, leading to worldwide shock and interest. But the story focuses on Rhoda's and John's lives. Rhoda spends four years in prison for drunken driving, the incident, ruining her life. John recovers but falls into despair. Wracked with guilt, Rhoda finds John, but doesn't tell him who she is. Slowly, they start bonding.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Rhoda and John never ended up together. However, since the former gave up her spot for the latter to go to the other Earth, there are chances that John at least has forgiven Rhoda, which was implied in their final scene.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Rhoda and John never ended up together. However, since the former gave up her spot for the latter to go to the other Earth, there are chances that John at least has forgiven Rhoda, which was implied {{implied}} in their final scene.]]



* FanDisservice: Rhoda taking her clothes off in the middle of winter, trying to commit suicide by freezing to death while naked. At first it almost feels like very beautiful, stunning, almost poetic {{Fanservice}} and then you realize she's trying to kill herself and it becomes all the more painful to watch.

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* FanDisservice: Rhoda taking her clothes off in the middle of winter, trying to commit suicide kill herself by freezing to death while naked. At first it almost feels like very beautiful, stunning, almost poetic {{Fanservice}} and then you realize she's trying to kill herself and it becomes all the more painful to watch.



* InfantImmortality: Brutally averted. Not only did Rhoda accidentally killed John's 5-year old son, but she also (accidentally) killed his wife who was pregnant at the time.

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* InfantImmortality: Brutally averted. {{averted}}. Not only did Rhoda accidentally killed John's 5-year old son, but she also (accidentally) killed his wife wife, who was pregnant at the time.



* ItsAWonderfulPlot: Inverted.

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* ItsAWonderfulPlot: Inverted.{{Inverted}}.



* SnowMeansDeath: Invoked with Rhoda's attempted suicide. She stripped down naked and lied in a snow so she'll freeze to death but was eventually saved.

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* SnowMeansDeath: Invoked {{Invoked}} with Rhoda's attempted suicide. She stripped down naked and lied lay down in a the snow so she'll she'd freeze to death death, but was eventually saved.
12th Dec '15 12:22:04 PM nirao01
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''Another Earth'' is a 2011 independent ScienceFiction film directed by Mike Cahill and written by Cahill and leading actress Brit Marling. It was distributed by {{Fox}} Searchlight Pictures. It is about the discovery of [[CounterEarth a duplicate of planet Earth]] and its effects on the lives of two people.

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''Another Earth'' is a 2011 independent ScienceFiction film directed by Mike Cahill and written by Cahill and [[DescendedCreator leading actress Brit Marling.actress]] Creator/BritMarling. It was distributed by {{Fox}} Searchlight Pictures. It is about the discovery of [[CounterEarth a duplicate of planet Earth]] and its effects on the lives of two people.


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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Rhoda and John never ended up together. However, since the former gave up her spot for the latter to go to the other Earth, there are chances that John at least has forgiven Rhoda, which was implied in their final scene.]]


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* TrivialTitle: Not a single character actually makes it to the titular other Earth ''on-screen''. And few are also televised.
19th Jul '15 11:29:00 AM pratchettgaiman
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*** Before the radio communication, no one on "our" Earth seemed to have taken notice of (presumably) cities in the same place, for example. That would have tipped onto the almost exact similarity of the two worlds.
28th May '15 1:09:05 AM JB0187
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* TimeSkip: The movie skips skips 4 years after the prologue.

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* TimeSkip: The movie skips skips 4 four years after the prologue.
12th Apr '15 2:28:23 PM nirao01
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* AccidentalMurder: Rhoda, while DUI, crashes her car into John's killing his entire family but John himself.



* BrokenBird: Both Rhoda and John because of the former's AccidentalMurder of the latter's family.



* DawsonCasting: Brit Marling was 28, but played 21-year old Rhoda (as well as at 17, briefly).



* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: As expected, Rhoda telling John the truth gave an instant death-spell to their budding romance.]]



* GetOut: [[spoiler: After Rhoda confessed to John about the accident, he kicked her out of his house, even saying this trope word-per-word.]]



* InfantImmortality: Brutally averted. Not only did Rhoda accidentally killed John's 5-year old son, but she also (accidentally) killed his wife who was pregnant at the time.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Rhoda and Purdeep eventually develops one. She also had this dynamic with John until RelationshipUpgrade kicks in.



* LonersAreFreaks: Rhoda deliberately isolates herself from other people after serving her sentence.



* NoBudget: Shot mostly in Cahill's home and neighbourhood. The prison scene was shot by having Marling pose as a yoga instructor, walk into the local jail, and then walk out again before anyone had time to check her credentials, while Cahill filmed it all from a car outside.

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* NoBudget: Shot mostly in Cahill's home and neighbourhood. The prison scene was shot MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Rhoda after seeing the aftermath of the accident caused by her.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: John's sad fate.
* PantyShot: Rhoda when
having Marling pose as a yoga instructor, walk into sex with John.
* ThePlace: Though
the local jail, and then walk out again before anyone had time to check her credentials, while Cahill filmed it all from a car outside.titular Earth-2 wasn't featured. [[EpilepticTrees Probably]].


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* ShoutOut: "Earth-2" sounds [[Creator/DCComics familiar]].
* SnowMeansDeath: Invoked with Rhoda's attempted suicide. She stripped down naked and lied in a snow so she'll freeze to death but was eventually saved.
* TimeSkip: The movie skips skips 4 years after the prologue.
* TragicKeepsake: To John, the clothes of his deceased family, particularly a red sweater. He was also seen leaving his son's favorite toy robot at the accident site.


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* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: John almost choked Rhoda to death after she went back to his house hours after she confessed about her role in his family's death.]]
11th Mar '15 2:48:26 PM WJTaylor4
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* FanDisservice: Rhoda taking her clothes off in the middle of winter, trying to commit suicide by freezing to death while naked. At first it almost feels like very beautiful, stunning, almost poetic {{Fanservice}} and thn you realize she's trying to kill herself and it becomes all the more painful to watch.

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* FanDisservice: Rhoda taking her clothes off in the middle of winter, trying to commit suicide by freezing to death while naked. At first it almost feels like very beautiful, stunning, almost poetic {{Fanservice}} and thn then you realize she's trying to kill herself and it becomes all the more painful to watch.
11th Mar '15 2:47:38 PM WJTaylor4
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* FanDisservice: Rhoda taking her clothes off in the middle of winter, trying to commit suicide by freezing to death while naked.

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* FanDisservice: Rhoda taking her clothes off in the middle of winter, trying to commit suicide by freezing to death while naked. At first it almost feels like very beautiful, stunning, almost poetic {{Fanservice}} and thn you realize she's trying to kill herself and it becomes all the more painful to watch.
30th Dec '14 5:37:30 AM beergood
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* NoBudget: Shot mostly in Cahill's home and neighbourhood. The prison scene was shot by having Marling pose as a yoga instructor, walk into the local jail, and then walk out again before anyone had time to check her credentials, while Cahill filmed it all from a car outside.
10th Sep '14 8:11:22 PM WJTaylor4
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* FanDisservice: Rhoda taking her clothes off in the middle of winter, trying to commit suicide by freezing to death while naked.
21st Apr '14 11:48:41 AM Angeldeb82
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* ArtisticLicense: The [[TropesAreTools film deliberately]] [[TropesAreNotBad invokes this]] in both [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy astronomy]] and [[ArtisticLicensePhysics physics]]. Many scifi fans have complained that the film pushes their WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief a little too far, however keep in mind that this movie is a drama about grief and ''[[TropesAreTools not about people running around in terror as the Earth is endangered]]''[[note]]There are plenty of examples of that in fiction already, after all.[[/note]].

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* ArtisticLicense: The [[TropesAreTools film deliberately]] [[TropesAreNotBad invokes this]] in both [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy astronomy]] {{a|rtisticLicenseAstronomy}}stronomy and [[ArtisticLicensePhysics physics]]. Many scifi fans have complained that the film pushes their WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief a little too far, however keep in mind that this movie is a drama about grief and ''[[TropesAreTools not about people running around in terror as the Earth is endangered]]''[[note]]There are plenty of examples of that in fiction already, after all.[[/note]].



* HeroicBSOD: John has one when Rhoda reveals [[spoiler: that she was the one that killed his family.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: John has one when Rhoda reveals [[spoiler: that she was the one that killed his family.]]family]].
* ItsAWonderfulPlot: Inverted.



* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Rhoda's counterpart had a successful life.]]



* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Rhoda's counterpart had a successful life]]



* WonderfulLife: Inverted.
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