Synopsis: On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events.
Director(s): James Ward Byrkit
Production: Oscilloscope Pictures
  5 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

I felt like I had a lot of time.

I know.

It's good. I'm good.

Yeah. We're, um... we're

just getting off the freeway.


Did, Hugh pick you up

at the office, or...

Yeah, he was coming in from Oakland.

He was late, of course.

Then I took him...

And then, he took me

to some lawyer bar.

A lawyer bar?

Yeah. A lawyer bar, kind of.

Yeah. I don't know. Everybody

there seemed like a lawyer.

I felt like I was the only

person without a tie.

Well, maybe we should get

you a tie for emergencies.

Yeah, wardrobe emergencies.


Anyhow, we tried to take

the freeway and...

Ke... Kevin?

I can barely hear you.

Is that better?

Not much.

Where are you?

Are you there yet?

Yeah, I... I'm just

pulling up right now.

I just got here. Um...

Yeah. I'm right here.

I... You know what? I need to parallel

park and I'm not on my earpiece.


Are you good?


You know, we should

talk about, you know...

Maybe we can talk about, you know,

that little problem before

we get into the party.


Is it something we should

talk about now, or...



I lost you.



You gotta be kidding me.

I think olive oil would be good.

A little more maybe?

- A drizzle.

- A little more.

- Is this turning you on?

- That is hot.

See how you're slipping?

This is...

- It's... It's the bread, babe.

- It's the two of you with the knives that...

I have not had carbs for a week.

I've been on this...

this "cleanse."

How long have you

been cleansing for?

About 21 days.

I had my juice and my

smoothie earlier today...

and I do feel very, you know...

- Cleansed? Open?

- A little faint maybe?

But I'm gonna eat,

I'm gonna drink and

have a good time.


- Hey.

- How are you guys?

Nice to see you.

- Bend down to my level, please.

- I know.

So, I just had Kevin on the

phone and this happened.

It cracked.

As I was talking to him.

- You dropped it.

- Our connection... No, I didn't drop it.

It just cracked as I was holding it.

Do you have insurance?

I... I actually don't know if I do.

Do you have the Skype

app I showed you?

No, I think it's fine. He just said

he wanted to talk about something,

But on the news, you know,

they're talking about the comet.

- Yeah.

- The Miller's Comet.

And they keep telling people

that this can happen.

Yeah. I don't think it's the comet.

If you have Skype, it

uses the home Wi-Fi.

No. The interference.

They're saying things break.

Hey, do you want some wine?

Did Amir mention to you that...

he's bringing Laurie...

to dinner?

He's bringing Laurie?

Yeah. The Laurie.

Um, no, I didn't know that.

I didn't know that.

- Who's Laurie?

- Well, he is.

- You know Laurie.

- Oh, Mike.

Long black hair. Kind of vixeny.

Wild and sexy.

- Oh.

- Kinda strange, very mysterious.

- Very tight, tight, tight dresses.

- Listen.

It's totally fine.

It's such an Amir thing to do.

I was going to keep this...

This, my friends.

It's my own little rescue

remedy concoction.

- Right.

- It's our own mix.

- It's pretty s... It's very safe, I think.

- Do you want a needle for that?

- Is it clean?

- You can drop it into some water.

Just take the edge off,

in case you're worried.

I don't know.

I'm just... I'm offering.

It's echinacea, passion

flower, a little valerian...

and ketamine.

- So it's all natural.

- Ketamine?

That doesn't sound natural at all.

That's a horse tranquilizer.

- Yeah, but it's just a whisper of ketamine.

- I did that once.

I just thought maybe

a celebration...

Are you offering this to me,

because Laurie's coming here?

Well, I'm just saying...

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James Ward Byrkit

James Ward Byrkit (also known as Jim Byrkit and James Byrkit) is an American film director and writer, known for the science fiction thriller Coherence (2013) and the Academy Award-winning film Rango (2011). Byrkit was the conceptual artist on the first three films of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and designed some of the most iconic sequences of the series. Byrkit also directed the short film Tales of the Code: Wedlocked (2011) a prequel to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).Byrkit's debut feature Coherence earned critical and audience praise around the world and maintains a rating of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. Byrkit also garnered significant attention for his unconventional approach in the making of the film, as "proof that inventive filmmakers can do a lot with a little" and identifying him as a groundbreaking talent. more…

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