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Coherence (2013)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 6 August 2014 (USA)
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Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead.

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On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. Written by Oscilloscope Laboratories

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Coherence - Oltre lo spazio tempo  »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)

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$17,000 (USA) (22 June 2014)

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$68,877 (USA) (20 July 2014)
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Trivia

The director, James Ward Byrkit, said the hardest part of directing was keeping everyone quiet since there were so many people who were compelled to speak a lot. See more »

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(at around 1h 23 mins) In the last few minutes of the film, a boom microphone is visible in the doorway in the background after Em leaves the bathroom. See more »

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[first lines]
Kevin: [on the phone] I felt like I had a lot of time.
Em: I know. It's good. I'm good.
Kevin: Yeah. We're, um... we're just getting off the freeway.
Em: Yeah? Did, Hugh pick you up at the office, or...
Kevin: Yes, he was coming in from Oakland. He was late, of course. Then I took him... And then, he took me to some lawyer bar.
Em: A lawyer bar?
Kevin: Yeah. A lawyer bar, kind of. Yeah. I don't know. Everybody there seemed like a lawyer. I felt like I was the only person without a tie.
Em: Well, maybe we should get you a tie ...
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Galaxies
Written and Performed by Laura Veirs
Courtesy Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Published by Freak Off The Leash Publishing (BMI)
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'Coherence' is a thrilling mind bender!
5 May 2014 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Re-energizing the low budget scifi genre, this mind bender centers around a single dinner party on a night where a comet is passing over Earth, causing some strange occurrences. The film keeps you at the edge of your seat from the first frame to the last, primarily a result of the experimental production process by which director James Ward Byrkit only gave the actors notes about their goals for each scene (there was no script). This allowed the actors to fully improvise the moments when and how they'd attempt to achieve their goals. The tight setting and masterful editing keeps us super close to the action, sometimes purposefully uncomfortably close. The result is that 'Coherence' becomes an instant scifi crowd pleaser...and hopefully the start of a new filmmaking trend. The twists and turns kept me thinking for days, and I can't wait to watch it again. See it with friends -- I guarantee it'll spark some really fun debates.


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