Comet (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed bySam Esmail
Produced by
  • Chad Hamilton
  • Lee Clay
Written bySam Esmail
Music byDaniel Hart
CinematographyEric Koretz
Edited byFranklin Peterson
Fubar Films
Distributed byIFC Films
Release date
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$6,673[2]

Comet is a 2014 American romantic comedy-drama film directed and written by Sam Esmail. The film stars Emmy Rossum and Justin Long. The film had its world premiere at LA Film Festival on June 13, 2014. It was released on December 5, 2014, by IFC Films.[1]


After meeting by chance at a meteor shower, pessimist Dell and insightful Kimberly begin a six-year journey through a relationship that blossoms and fades over time. The film is shown through glimpses of parallel universes and flashbacks that are not chronologically ordered, showing the viewer the progression and depression of their intricate relationship.



Emmy Rossum and Justin Long joined the cast of the film in early June 2013 to play the lead roles.[3]


Filming began in mid-June 2013 in the Los Angeles area.[4]


The film had its world premiere at the LA Film Festival on June 13, 2014. The film went on to screen at the Twin Cities Film Fest on October 22, 2014.[5] on October 28, 2014, it was announced IFC Films had acquired all distribution rights to the film.[6] The film was released on December 5, 2014, in a limited release and through video on demand.[7]


Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 41% based on reviews from 29 critics.[8]

Variety called it a "misfire" but praised the lead performances.[9] Slashfilm praised the film overall but criticized the main character Dell for bordering on pretentiousness, and also criticized the writing as being slightly indulgent.[10]


  1. ^ a b Gajewski, Ryan (2014-10-28). "Justin Long Romances Emmy Rossum in 'Comet' Trailer". Retrieved 2014-11-01.
  2. ^ "Comet (2014)". Box Office Mojo. 2014-12-25. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  3. ^ "'Shameless' Star Emmy Rossum And Justin Long Lead 'Comet' Cast". 5 June 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Emmy Rossum on the set of their new movie Comet". June 17, 2013. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "Comet". Twin Cities Film Fest. 2014-09-22. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  6. ^ Dave McNary (2014-10-28). "Emmy Rossum-Justin Long Romantic Comedy 'Comet' Bought by IFC for U.S." Variety. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  7. ^ Casey1122 (2014-12-05). "Comet (2014)". Fandango. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  8. ^ "Comet (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  9. ^ Film Review: ‘Comet’ at
  10. ^ Comet Movie Review Justin Long and Emmy Rossum's Surreal Romance at /Film

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