Synopsis: Soon after moving in, Beth, a brainy, beautiful writer damaged from a past relationship encounters Adam, the handsome, but odd, fellow in the downstairs apartment whose awkwardness is perplexing. Beth and Adam's ultimate connection leads to a tricky relationship that exemplifies something universal: truly reaching another person means bravely stretching into uncomfortable territory and the resulting shake-up can be liberating.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Max Mayer
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

- Okay.

- Yeah?

- Yeah.

- Okay.



- See you later!

- Good night!

I'm sorry I didn't come out with your friends.

No problem.

I get kind of overloaded.

I have something to show you.

Come in. Come in.

Oh, my!

You said you want to know more about space.

Because it looks like this

people think of it as still...

even though we know its expanding.

All parts of the universe

are moving away from one another...

most of them faster than the speed of light,

except for-

I thought nothing went faster

than the speed of light.

Right, right. Nothing goes

through space faster, but space itself g-

Do you know about the Big Bang?

A little. In the beginning, God crea

The inflation theory says the Big Bang came

from as little as a 20-pound chunk of space...

about 14 billion years ago...

that expanded to the size of the universe

in 10 to the minus-39 seconds.

Ten to the minus-39?

A decimal point, 39 zeros, and then a one.

That's the fraction of a second

in which the universe was formed.

That's billions and billions of times

faster than light.

Ooh, that's... fast.



These are all pictures of stars and galaxies

that have been traveling away from us...

for hundreds of millions or billions of years.

But that's still nearby compared to

most of the universe that we'll never see.


Well, things that move apart faster than light

can't ever see one another...

because the light from one

never catches up to the other.

After the Big Bang...

the expansion of the universe slowed down.

But then, after seven billion years...

for some reason it speeded up again...

and it's been speeding up ever since.

Someday everything you see here

will disappear forever.

And eventually the night sky...

will be almost completely dark.

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Max Mayer

Max Mayer is an American filmmaker. He is one of the founding members of New York Stage and Film. Well known for directing TV shows including The West Wing and Alias, he wrote and directed the film Adam (2009), winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Prize. more…

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