ArrivalDVD - 2017
"Arrival is such a beautiful and thought-provoking film that it almost singlehandedly makes up for every bad aliens-coming-to-Earth film you've ever seen."--Brian Truitt, USA Today
"So sure is the stride of the narrative, and so bracing the air of expectation, that you feel yourself, like Louise, beginning to spin, and barely able to catch your breath."--Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"An outstanding sci-fi film with an intergalactic language lesson."--Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
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This science fiction movie strikes a chord with its visual beauty, mind-warping wonder and emotional depth.
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trevordunfordswife thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over
King_of_the_Squirrels thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over
Other: The movie is most likely too slow and convoluted for most preteen or younger viewers to care or comprehend what is going on.
Sexual Content: One character asks a woman (presumably they are married) if she "wants to make a baby".
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Before you commit to him, ask him the sanskrit word for war and its translation.
He says it means "an argument." What do you say it means?
-A desire for more cows.
Well, the cornerstone of civilization isn't language, it's science.
Memory is a strange thing. It doesn't work like I thought it did. We are so bound by time, by its order... I remember moments in the middle... And this was the end... But now I'm not so sure I believe in beginnings and endings. There are days that define your story beyond your life. Like the day they arrived.
If you could see your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?
-Maybe I'd say what I feel more often. I... I don't know.
You know, I've had my head tilted up to the stars for as long as i can remember. You know what
surprised me the most? It wasn't meeting them. It was meeting you.
Suits, honor, flowers... Colonel, those are all tile sets in mah-jongg.
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Despite knowing the journey... and where it leads... I embrace it... and I welcome every moment of it.
"I'm not so sure I believe in beginnings and endings. There are days that define your story beyond your life. Like the day they arrived."
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