So last night I went to rent a movie..I had never heard of this one but I always trust Sundance films and almost always like every one I see. If you like really strange, kind of sad movies…chances are you will probably like this one. This is somewhat of a spoiler and somewhat a review..so you’ve been warned.
It’s about a young student in her teens who on the night of the discovery of another earth, drives drunk and while looking up at the stars and not the road, crashes into another car and kills a man’s pregnant wife and his three year old son. The crash puts the man in a coma and the drunk driver Rhoda in jail. Fast forward to four years later Rhoda is just getting out and hears of an essay contest to be sent to the “Other Earth”. Rhoda who is living like a guilty zombie decides to enter. She finds out where the man who was in the accident she caused lives and goes to him to apologize. She get’s nervous and instead pretends she is part of a cleaning service and that offers him a free trial. After the trial is over he decides to hire her as his weekly cleaning lady. As time goes by they become close and inevitably fall in love with each other. Rhoda wins the trip to the other Earth. She then goes to the man to tell him the truth of how she killed his family and she gives him her ticket to the other Earth hoping that when he goes there he might be able to see his family again.
When this movie started I was a little bored because it moves a little bit slow particularly because when the main character Rhoda gets out of jail she lives her life extremely depressed and haunted by what she did. After watching till the end I definitely recommend this movie.