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Synopsis: Rhoda, a bright young woman accepted into MIT’s astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John, has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child with his loving wife. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined.
I highly suggest seeing this; its a great concept film and leaves much to be discussed when its over (I have my own theory). Don’t let the sci fi quality of this film scare you away; the concept only serves as the backdrop to this engaging drama. No disrespect to the lead actors Brit Marling (also co-writer) and William Mapother who both did a great job with this film, I offer my own picks on who I would have cast in these roles:
Elizabeth Olsen (Rhoda): What knew that there was another Olsen sister…that could act? I really enjoyed her performance in “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and because of it, I’m convinced that she would bring alot to this character who is on one hand young and naive but also carries wisdom with her that builds with her experiences. I think she would also bring to Rhoda the emotional heaviness that was lacking for me.
Joshua Jackson (John):
Pacey Joshua has already proven to me that he can carry a sci-fi drama (see: “Fringe”, currently my favorite show on TV), and he has the acting chops and experience to pull of a grieving husband and father who goes on to shut out the world. Plus, he has that quiet charisma that would make the bond these two characters form believable.