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Queen of Earth (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 26 August 2015 (USA)
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Two women who grew up together discover they have drifted apart when they retreat to a lake house together.

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Alex Ross Perry

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Alex Ross Perry
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elisabeth Moss ... Catherine
Katherine Waterston ... Virginia
Patrick Fugit ... Rich
Kentucker Audley ... James
Keith Poulson ... Keith
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Michelle
Craig Butta ... Groundskeeper
Daniel April ... Warlock
Will Clark Will Clark ... Party Guest #1
Mia Heiligenstein Mia Heiligenstein ... Party Guest #2
Elisabeth Arndt Elisabeth Arndt ... Party Guest #3
Katherine Fleming Katherine Fleming ... Party Guest #4
Morgan Skrabalak Morgan Skrabalak ... Party Guest #5
Lily Garrison Lily Garrison ... Party Guest #6
Adam Piotrowicz Adam Piotrowicz ... Party Guest #7
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Two women go away together. One meets a man that distracts her from being there for her friend. The betrayed friend says, "One day you will need me, and then I won't be there for you." When they next go away together the roles are reversed, the threat becomes reality. But the two situations are not exactly the same - the man in the first scenario was benign, the man in the second scenario is toxic. That and other differences displace the parallel between the two events. Written by fetsiboomsticks

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen of Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Carmel, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,360, 30 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$78,353, 20 September 2015
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1.78 : 1
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The fourth collaboration between Alex Ross Perry and Kate Lyn Sheil See more »

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Virginia: Catherine, I know.
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Some of the Worst Dialogue I've Ever Heard in a Movie
10 June 2016 | by SquigglyCrunchSee all my reviews

Queen of Earth follows a woman who, after her boyfriend breaks up with her, goes on a trip to a somewhat secluded cabin with her best friend, and ultimately they run into some troubles in their relationship.

I liked how this movie was shot. There were some pretty lengthy shots that were just people talking, meaning that they had to memorize a lengthy set of lines and recite them while maintaining their character. Moreover, some of the shots were just kind of pretty to look at.

There were some cool ideas. The way it tried to use symbolism and portray the main character's ongoing conflict was kind of cool, but unfortunately it didn't work out.

The biggest thing that really brought this movie down was the dialogue. I've seen bad dialogue and writing before, but this tops all of those. Characters often embark on long lectures and speeches that sound like they were both pre-written and practiced. Not only was the dialogue unrealistic, but the meaning of it was also awful. The two main characters, who are supposedly best friends, spend the entire movie elaborately telling each other why they are each horrible people. And they definitely aren't being sarcastic. How are these people still friends? Even in their flashback conversations they just trash-talk each other. Now you could argue that maybe I'm pointing out only the bad conversations they have, but they never say anything nice to each other. I recall one line from the entire movie where one of them says that she likes the other. That line was immediately followed by hate, however. So the movie never actually shows us that the two main characters are best friends despite stating that they are.

Overall Queen of Earth is a bad movie. Sure, there were some cool ideas and pretty shots, but the dialogue is so incredibly awful that it's hard to enjoy really any part of this movie. In the end I definitely wouldn't recommend this movie.


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