PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Filmed in and around New Haven, Connecticut - Mike Cahill's hometown. Cahill knew that by filming there he would be able to call on favors from family and friends, helping keep costs down. This is particularly true of the car crash that is an integral part of the film. One of Cahill's friends is a police officer who was able to shut down some roads to allow for filming.
I saw this image when I was a kid. The photograph of Jupiter taken by NASAs Voyager. Beautiful. But nothing special until shown in rapid succession. Suddenly Jupiter was alive. Breathing. I was hypnotized.
After the car accident, we see a hole in the windscreen and John's son laying a few meters away from the car wreck, suggesting the impact had caused him to be thrown through the windscreen onto the street. In a flashback later in the film, we can clearly see that John's son is wearing a seat belt immediately prior to impact, which would have prevented him from being thrown through the windscreen as a result of the accident.
$77,740 24 July 2011