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About the Movie
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.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 28
- Fresh: 12
- Rotten: 16
- Average Rating: 5.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: These occasionally obnoxious, certainly neurotic young lovers have beating, sometimes broken hearts, and that, as the apostle Paul once noted, tends to trump all.
Rotten: Flashes of promise can't save Comet, an ambitious indie misfire that adopts a playful time-jumping chronology in order to chart five key turning points in a six-year relationship.
Rotten: Its conceits ... get in the way of its characters, making it feel fussy and convoluted when it aims for something more simple and elegant.
Fresh: The complex machinations of the concept become confusing at times but this is still an ambitious and promising debut.
Telling a story, it’s what the film would have done to be interesting...
A Euphoric Trip through the Perils of Romance
This film is fantastic. Emmy Rossum and Justin Long deliver astounding performances, and the movie is directed with skill and shot beautifully. There is some delightfully witty and impressive writing on display, too. Please give this movie a shot, it is one of the best films I've seen in 2014.
This film is like no other film ever made. Dell and Kimberly are always in two places, but their connection is undeniable. One of the flashbacks shows how Kimberly is not afraid of committing to Dell, she knows what she wants and Dell is always hesitant in his outward expressions of love for her. The moments i found most beautiful were when they are together in the same space, they have an unspeakable obvious love for one another. But each of them cannot see what the audience sees. The heartbreaking moments are when each of them are not exactly sure about what the others true intentions are to progress their relationship. Somehow though, fate always brings them back. Their love is undeniable. My heart shattered when Dell was about to propose, but Kimberly misread his intentions and left before he could express that part of himself. While watching the film, I carried a constant type of sadness for Dell. Something about his hesitation made me feel like something major in his life caused him to close off those he loves outwardly. He's not easily expressive which confused Kimberly. I think she interpreted his blank emotions as he did not return the same love she had for him. The end was brilliant. Before we see Dell embrace her one last time to win her back for good, the scene closes. The sense of wonderment might leave many hanging. However, I feel that it took a major move on Kimberly's part to allow Dell to release whatever emotions he was holding back throughout their relationship. I can see these characters continually finding one another, even if Dell did not break down his wall as I hope and imagine he did. The train scene and the music was absolutely beautiful. I've been scouring the Internet trying to find it. This is a movie I will not forget.