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Comet (2014)



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Justin Long and Emmy Rossum are star-crossed lovers whose relationship blooms and unravels over the course of six years in this mysterious, dazzlingly original romance. When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell (Long) and the quick-witted Kimberly (Rossum), the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter in a Paris hotel room, to a fateful phone call-an unforgettable portrait of a relationship emerges. Sumptuously shot and boasting incredible chemistry between the leads, Comet is a one-of-a-kind cosmic love story. (C) IFC Films

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Emmy Rossum
as Kimberly
Kayla Servi
as Stephanie
Ben R. Scott
as Stunt Driver
Lou Beatty Jr.
as Conductor
Ben Pace
as Bartender
Nicole Lucas
as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Comet

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (17)

Handsome but needlessly gimmicky.

July 2, 2015 | Rating: 2/5
Top Critic

A sense of laborious, futile strain comes off this phoney-baloney indie, which looks and sounds very much like an attempt to fashion a more amenable (and thereby saleable) version of Shane Carruth's puzzle pictures.

July 2, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Just when you think you're about to fall for this fuzzy sci-fi romance, it disappears into its own navel.

June 30, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The complex machinations of the concept become confusing at times but this is still an ambitious and promising debut.

June 29, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Justin Long is a fine actor, but you have to like him a lot to get through "Comet," Sam Esmail's trippy, overly mannered romance.

December 18, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Watching a not-very-interesting couple break up is one thing; watching them break up and get back together numerous times in different universes and dimensions is, well ... to paraphrase "Jaws," I'm going to need a bigger popcorn bag.

December 11, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4

Audience Reviews for Comet


Justin Long and Emmy Rossum try very hard to sell Comet's zippy, phony script and misguided conceit, however, if the film is somewhat poignant in its depiction of modern relationships, it is also thin and overwrought, never feeling quite real enough to believe. Rating: 51

Bradley J
Bradley J

Super Reviewer


"This is not a dream." Or is it? Comet is a remarkably compelling existential film that explores the nature of love, art, and dreams. Set in a parallel universe and told nonlinearly, the film follows a couple throughout various points in their relationship. At first it can be kind of a mindtrip trying to figure out what's going on, but after a while things start to click. Emmy Rossum and Justin Long give excellent performances, and the directing style is quite interesting; particularly in how it transitions between time periods. Also, the writing is really clever, with witty dialog that's surprisingly deep at times. Wonderfully enchanting, Comet is an incredibly passionate and artistic film.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

just one of those films that clicked with me. the acting is faultless and the cinematography is amazing. not without its flaws, the pacing for one but I can avoid when the dialogue and direction are this impressive. very interested why the critics disliked this one.

Brendan O'Connor
Brendan O'Connor

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