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  • Summary: Boy meets girl in a not-quite-here, not-quite-now world where one simple discovery has forever changed all human interaction.
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  1. Reviewed by: Daniel M. Gold
    May 22, 2014
    70
    While the detached, deadpan tone and occasionally stilted acting might leave some viewers flat, there’s no doubting the fierce intelligence behind this admirable puzzle box of a movie.
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    May 20, 2014
    60
    Fisher never subordinates his big ideas to the usual chase scenes or manufactured love conflicts less confident filmmakers use to candy up such material. That's great — too bad that, in the final third, the movie also doesn't subordinate those ideas to its own story, or to its earlier elegance of construction.
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  1. Dec 21, 2014
    10
    I honestly don't know why I'd never heard of this movie before I saw it on tv the other day. It is so profound and deserves way moreI honestly don't know why I'd never heard of this movie before I saw it on tv the other day. It is so profound and deserves way more recognition than it has. It starts with the captivating concept of frequencies, which often determines your place in life: who you hang out with, where you go to school, even how lucky you are. What starts as a love story between a low-frequency and a high-frequency quickly delves into provocative insights on life. Don't watch this expecting a light-hearted romance. The ending was rather unexpected (the good kind of unexpected), and I won't spoil it for anyone, but it certainly leaves you thinking.
    A+ to the casting and make-up departments for telling a story that starts in childhood, goes through the teenage years, and finishes as young adults.
    All in all, this is an excellent movie, and I've never seen anything like it.
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  2. Jul 15, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The latest film in the "No-special effects SciFi"-subgenre, which includes "Primer (2004)", "The Man from Earth (2007)" webseries "The Ennead (2009)" and "Upstream Colour (2013)".

    SPOILERS!!!

    It's also a boy-meets-girl story of the low class boy seeks high class girl kind. Therefor, it's like Great Expectations: the boy tries to improve himself in order to get the girl. Class is not determined by money or intelligence, but by frequencies, something that determines the luck one will have. The girl, Marie Curie, is very lucky, she has never waited for a train in her life, while the boy, Isaac Newton, has all sorts of bad luck. Good effort in acting, plot. Casting could have been better since the younger and older versions of the main protagonists look NOTHING like each other, which is slightly annoying. Also, the abundance of close ups and the lack of wide shots gave me a nauseating feeling. Bad.
    Other than that, cool film
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  3. Dec 16, 2014
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This was a fine small film. The professional reviews sum up the story quite well. What I enjoyed was the smart English dialogue with the somewhat convoluted boy-likes-girl love story wrapping it all together. If you have some time on your hand and you like a little quirkiness in your stories (this is not sci-fi,really) then I recommend "Frequencies". Expand