Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Sam Esmail
Production: IFC Films
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

This is not a dream.

This is not a dream.

Okay. Okay.

This is not a dream.

This is not a dream.

This is not a dream.

Not a dream.

How did I get here?

I don't know. Somebody

just transferred me here.

I don't wanna give you

my information again.

I just told someone 5 times.

Can one of you behave

like a real person, please?

I'm calling about...

Right, yes, I'm her son.

What kind of cancer

are we talking about?

What are our options?

What about a liver transplant?

Why not?

Ask about her Child-Pugh score.

Trust me.

What's her Child-Pugh score?

B. Uh...

What about her bilirubin levels?

If they're low enough, they

might consider yttrium-90.

Hold on. You have

really bad social skills.

Can you pretend to not

listen to my conversation?

Nobody likes that

guy. Don't be that guy.

Eyes on the prize. Yeah.

What about yttrium-90?

Her bilirubin levels are too high.

Okay, listen. I'm gonna get

on a flight in the morning.

Uh, so I should be at the hospital by 3.

Just have her call me

tonight, so I know I'm wanted.



- This is about your mom?

- Yeah.

How long are they giving her?

I don't know, a few years.

- I'm so sorry.

- Yeah.

What are you doing?

I gotta roll a joint before

the meteor shower starts.


We're about to watch a

fucking meteor shower. "Why. "

Oh, here.

That's for when you apply

to college in a few years.

Use me as a reference.

You're a postdoctoral scientist

at Tristana Pharmaceuticals.

- Yup.

- So you already knew...

Oh, that cancery stuff, yeah, I did.

Anyway, I should be able to help you

get you into a top ten

pre-med in a few years.

What makes you think

I wanna go pre-med?

Well, other than the fact that

you know what yttrium-90 is

when most of your

peers are still battling

to crack the mysteries

of parallel parking.

That's just because my mom...

Your mom died of liver

cancer. Yeah, I know.

Your book bag has a

cancer ribbon pinned to

what could only be a

picture of your mom.

She fits the age range.

And you guys have the same nose bridge.

Makes sense you wanting to

become a doctor that saves people.

Right? To make up for the doctor

that couldn't save your mom.

Then, with time, those

good intentions will fade

and it'll become about the

money like it always does.

And you'll become bitter,

like everyone always becomes.

And then you die, probably from cancer.

You know, because that's ironic.

Is there something wrong with you?

Probably, yeah.

Don't worry, I'm working on it.

I just fired my therapist.

She was such an idiot though.

She diagnosed me with

narcissistic personality disorder.

She said I'm under the grand delusion

that I'm the smartest

person in the world.

To which I responded,

"What if I really am?"

- You know?

- Hey, over here.

Watch out!

You okay?

You alright?

This... this doesn't feel real.


I feel like my life just flashed

before my eyes, you

know, like in a movie

where the main character

dies in the beginning

but he keeps going,

not realizing he's dead.

Hey, what's that movie I'm talking

about? You know what I mean.

It's like, um... What is it? It's...

Oh, um, sure, uh, yeah.

Like, uh, Bruce Willis

in "The Sixth Sense?"

Exactly. Yeah.

Wait, no. You know what,

I never saw that. Shit.

That's the twist that

everyone was talking about?

Bruce Willis dies in the

beginning of that. That sucks.

Ah, I really wanted to see that. F*ck.

I'm sorry. I guess I just

thought everyone had seen it.

No, don't worry. Now, I'm not that mad.

I mean I am, but I'll get over it.

That's a lie.

I'll probably harbor this

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Sam Esmail (Egyptian Arabic:سام إسماعيل, born September 27, 1977) is an American screenwriter, film and television director, and television producer. He is best known as the creator of the television series Mr. Robot (2015–present). more…

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