PLOT: A dinner party takes a strange turn when a comet passes overhead.    

A couple years back, I reviewed a movie called +1, which was about a party that gets screwed up by diverging timelines falling on top of each other. It’s a very similar concept, but while that film takes on a sort-of teen sex comedy theme, this one is more of a psychological drama akin to The Invitation.

Coherence gathers a group of friends for a dinner party, each carrying their own baggage. There’s the out-of-work actor fighting alcoholism, a professional ballerina that missed her big opportunity, an ex-girlfriend that no one likes, and a cast of others. When a comet passes overhead, it knocks out the power of the entire neighborhood, except for a single house a couple of blocks away. When they look to investigate the mysterious house, things get weird.

I don’t want to go into too much about the plot, because this movie is so much fun to watch unfold. It’s like a dramatic Rick & Morty episode without the toxic fandom. These stories about multiverse theory are so fascinating to me, and this film manages to make such an interesting story built within it. This is one of my favorite films that I’ve watched this month. I highly recommend it to anyone that can deal with the heady nature of the plot.

 

gore 1

Not much. One character attacks another one with a toilet tank lid, but it’s pretty tame.

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Gore Rating: 0 out of 5

 

 

scares

Scares is a loaded question. If you’re afraid of getting lost in another timeline than your own, then sure. But this one isn’t about being scared.

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Scare Rating: 0 out of 5

 

 

sex nudity

No.

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Sex/Nudity Rating: 0 out of 5

 

 

OVERALL

From start to finish, this is such an engaging movie with an incredibly interesting take on a complicated subject. It can be a little overwhelming at first, but it’s one of the best movies I’ve seen this month and one I highly recommend for anyone that’s willing to give it a chance. Don’t expect scares or gore, but what this one delivers is a well-told story.

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Overall Rating: 8 out of 10

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