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Coherence (2013)

Director:
James Ward Byrkit
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Science Fiction / Thriller / Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Coherence
RUNNING TIME
89 minutes
Producer:
James Ward Byrkit
Screenwriter:
James Ward Byrkit


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Emily Emily Baldoni
Kevin Maury Sterling
Mike Nicholas Brendon
Beth Elizabeth Gracen
Amir Alex Manugian
Laurie Lauren Maher
Hugh Hugo Armstrong
Lee Lorene Scafaria

 

Review

Coherence hints to its own effect in the title: Yes, this is quite the coherent film about parallell universes, at least compared to most fiction based on theories such as the ones presented here. And while this - and the very pleasant fact that the conversations between these four dinner-partying 30-something couples feel remarkably natural and free-flowing - is a fine basis for an effective sci-fi / psychological thriller, writer/director James Ward Byrkit ultimately goes so far with his ideas on a pure quantitative level that it's hard for us to keep caring - both about his story and about these characters. Their actions and behavior here implies a very mechanistic explanation of the human mind which you'll have to buy into in order for this film to feel completely, well, coherent.

Copyright 24.8.2014 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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