Another Earth, a 2011 an American fantasy film, explores the life of women who discovers the existence of another earth, complete with exact replicas of everyone on Earth 1. After making a life-ending mistake, she plays with the notion that maybe, her counterpart of Earth 2 avoid these colossus mistakes that ruined one man’s life.
Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling) is a young, vivacious teenager with an immense appreciation for the stars. Having spent the better part of her childhood learning the ins and outs of the solar system, she gets accepted to the prestigious MIT. But when she decides to drive home drunk after a party celebrating her accomplishment, she gets into a horrific wreck, killing a women and her son.
The only survivor, a young music teacher at Yale by the name of John Burroughs (William Mapothers), is rehabilitated but loses the will to live. When Rhoda comes by to apologize, she can’t bring herself to explain who she is and lies to the unassuming John. After forming a strong bond with the lonely John, she is offered a ticket to Earth 2. She must decide if seeing her happy life on Earth too outweighs the hurt of leaving John.
Directed by Mike Cahill making his directorial debut, Another Earth premiered at the 27th Annual Sundance Film Festival in 2011. Another Earth won the Alfred B. Sloan prize at the annual festival for its focus on science and technology as a theme. Receiving rave reviews all over the board, Another Earth has ending that’s well worth the wait.