Another Earth (2011) How on earth did this arty dud win the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at Sundance? It's one of those stultifying aftermath-of- a-car-crash movies, tracking the… 2011-07-22 PG-13 PT92M Drama William Mapother Brit Marling Fox Searchlight Pictures
Movie Review

Another Earth (2011)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Brit Marling, William Mapother, ... | EPIC MOVIE Everything seems all-important in this arty dud, but the vague metaphors don't really pay off
EPIC MOVIE Everything seems all-important in this arty dud, but the vague metaphors don't really pay off
EW's GRADE
D

Details Limited Release: Jul 22, 2011; Rated: PG-13; Length: 92 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: William Mapother and Brit Marling; Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

How on earth did this arty dud win the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at Sundance? It's one of those stultifying aftermath-of-
a-car-crash movies, tracking the Epic Grief of a professor (William Mapother) who lost his wife and child as well as the Epic Guilt of the young woman (Brit Marling) who caused their deaths by drunkenly smashing into their car. The innovation is that Mike Cahill directs the movie in an off-center, minimalist mode (it's all arid pauses) and throws in a cosmic subplot about a parallel Earth that hovers in the sky, a big vague metaphor for...you name it. D

Originally posted Jul 20, 2011 Published in issue #1165 Jul 29, 2011 Order article reprints