You can't just read reviews, this film is a must see (by islayedthedragongamer)
While it could have been another love story about unrealistic people and irrational infatuation, Comet manages to hold to the indie film spirit. Which makes it, perhaps impractically, immensely easy to enjoy. Long plays insufferable in a way that still allows him to seem charming, and he definitely carries the majority of the chemistry between himself and Rossum. Rossum keeps up with the banter well enough. If she could have conveyed some sort of inner wisdom, it would have worked in her favor, but she seems to delight in her character's insensibility and takes for granted that Kimberly <more>
is simply wanted.Perhaps love doesn't follow rules, so if Sam Esmail wants to dream up new ones in a world of his imagination, he's just clever enough to make it interesting, if not remarkable.
Hollywood movies rarely move me as the formula used is predictable, with most endings being predictable shortly into the film. If you are looking for the Americana white picket fence house in the suburbs, two kids and a dog relationship this is not for you. Comet is a statement on love between two people looking for love who have the unsocial ability to speak their mind, the truth. Truth hurts, and without the "skills" to cushion their raw feelings they do hurt each other. Its a beautiful refreshing approach to viewing a relationship, magically crafted by the filmmakers by <more>
interweaving the 6 year timeline of their relationship leading up to the final scenes. A film to show this narrative needed two actors who could bring the characters to life and make you believe, outstandingly accomplished by Justin Long and Emmy Rossum. Please realize most of this entire film is carried by these two actors, the supporting cast is small but excellent, the cinematography is captivatingly beautiful, and the musical score integrated perfectly, adding up to a great movie experience. I gave this film a 10, which I never do, to counterbalance the rating of people who obviously did not take the time to take this journey. Don't missed out on relating a few stokes of your life's colour brush to this painting..
I honestly am left amazed at this. Such a masterpiece, mind blowing performances from Justin and Kayla. This movie really is just the perfect example of reality and how crazy one person can make you feel. I personally can relate to this movie so much, it made me feel amazed how real the movie seems and how well it was executed.I would recommend this movie to anyone. At times I found it hard to follow but not to the point where I was completely lost because it all comes together well and I was left thinking 'Ohhh that's what'. Some people may find this film boring. They are the <more>
people that would rather watch cliché movies that have no sense of reality. The scenes that are quite 'dark' or 'boring' are actually the most realistic parts of the movie.I'm not too good with the review stuff, but yes 10/10 movie I could watch it over and over!!
It's a puzzle, an enigma you need NOT to solve. (by yakirue)
This movie was presented like a puzzle. You may want to solve it but the truth is, it has been pieced together all along. Throughout the movie, the 6-year long relationship of Dell and Kimberly are flashed but not in a chronological manner. In fact, stages of their relationship are shown in clips that interchange the past and the present.At times, you could find yourself doubting if the events are real or were they some sort of a dream or a mere product of imagination.It may seem confusing, but it's really not. Basically, like how relationships are, the movie shows how they met, broke up, <more>
got together,etc... That's it. But what's endearing about this movie is how the story was told,how the characters were portrayed and the conversations they had.It's a masterpiece on its own. Kudos to the director and of course, to the palpable chemistry of Justin Long and Emmy Rossum which has played a major contribution in making this film a masterpiece indeed. Watching this movie might be confusing at first. Nonetheless, you never stop watching. That's how wonderful Comet is. It's wonderful. Truly a must-watch.
One of the most touching and beautiful films of 2014 (by jonruff108)
It is difficult for me to form words after seeing this movie. I'm sitting here at my desk trying to gather my thoughts to string together logical sentences but I have become overwhelmed with emotion.For now let's talk technicalities. The acting, directing, cinematography and lighting, editing, and soundtrack are gorgeous. The film is aesthetically beautiful to look at and listen to, so much so that it almost hurts.But the real star is Sam Esmail's USA's Mr. Robot show-runner writing. This is where I'm having difficulty expressing my general thoughts. This IS NOT a film <more>
for everyone; and that's what makes it so unbelievably special. The characters are beautifully painted and feel fresh and new, which is something I can't say often. The screenplay is so incredibly touching that it often felt like a transcending experience; something more than just a film.If you are a fan of deeply challenging films i.e. Mr Nobody then this is an absolute must see. If your a film student, this is a must see. If you are a lover of cinema in general, this is a must see.The film is on Netflix and it's only an hour and a half in length making for an extremely easy watch. Please support this film. It's such a rarity that we see such beauty in a film released in 2014.
A very complicated love story. Yet very wonderful and exciting (by ziayakshama)
I'm going to keep this very simple. The movie is well written and the actors are believable, a must watch for all those married couples and yet unmarried as well. The movie might be confusing but it clears up in the end.The movie has a fabulous cast and the story keeps you going till the end. Justin Long has really surprised me with this movie. He manages to show something different this time and Emmy Rossum gives you that sweet and beautiful vibe to the movie.Must admit that when the movie ends, it leaves you thinking about your life.
Scenic, Poetic, Comic (by SONNET_SSS)
These are three words I feel describes the features of this movie. This first feature film from Sam Esmail truly takes its viewer to the different phases of a normal relationship in the most unusual way.This movie might be confusing at a times and the parallel universe thing sometimes adds to this confusion. But I think all this confusion adds to the beauty of this movie, making it more interesting. There are some scenes in this movie when director wants its user to interpret the moment in their own way and stick to it. I think if you stick to what you interpret from particular moment , the <more>
movie will become much more simpler to watch.The cast Justin Long and Emmy Rossum did a fine job and the chemistry between them truly works its way to the audience. The natural flow of conversation between Justin and Emmy was one of the high point of that chemistry in my view.But most of all I was impressed by work from Director "Sam Esmail". It doesn't seems to be a first feature film from him. The way the story unfolds in the movie is unique, though some may argue over the originality.The movie keeps me engaged throughout, in fact this was one of the movie I wasn't bored watching it for second time. This film was also the first feature film project for most of the crew members in areas like cinematography , art direction , film editing from what I see. Which is truly remarkable. Before winding this up, I would like to mention the awesome soundtrack of the movie, which I'm desperately looking forward to its official release. This is definitely one of the best indie movie I've seen this year.*************8/10******************
You have to wait until I am vulnerable ... (by imdb-69463)
Other reviews have covered a wide range of topics. Although I didn't find one which explained the ending. I am not a fan of movies which leave you hanging. When this movie ended my first thought was, here we go again.Wait, what was it Dell said when he met Kimberly. He told her he lied about not seeing the Sixth Sense. A few moments later he tells her that you have to wait to lie, until he is in a vulnerable position where he will really fall for it.While some have commented on Kimberly's role, what could be more clever than timing your turn to lie to the moment Dell is least likely <more>
to guess.The symbolism in the ending has a lot more meaning now.
I absolutely adored this movie and I am only not giving it a perfect score because of the ambiguous ending. I had no trouble following the pace and flashing forward and backward in the character's mind. This may be a little confusing and irritating to some people though. The framing reminded me very much of the movie Closer. I think this movie Comet would best be suited for artistic, creative people and hopeless romantics.I found the dialogue to be very real and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. The two main characters have amazing chemistry together and I didn't even <more>
realize until someone else pointed it out in their review that they are pretty much the only people in the entire movie.The scenery was absolutely beautiful and very inspiring. I think Kimberly was more wacky like Dell than she chose to believe. I think they were both very strange, offbeat characters and that is why they fit so well together but also why they tend to clash. The acting was absolutely amazing, definitely Justin Long's greatest performance.I personally would like to believe in the optimistic ending which is that "being pregnant and not leaving Jack" is Kimberly's lie which she had never gotten to tell throughout their relationship. Dell had specifically told her the night that they met that she needed to choose the moment of her lie for a time when he was least expecting it and for when he was in A TRULY VULNERABLE STATE. So when he kisses her in the end and interrupts her, I think she was definitely about to tell him that was her lie and she finally fooled him. That is what I believe because I too do not want to live in a world where Kimberly and Dell do not end up together!