The lives of three young people - a rich student, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks and her boyfriend - unexpectedly intersect during one fateful summer in the romantic drama Here on Earth. Kelley Morse (Chris Klein), who is cocky and brash, normally would never have crossed paths with the residents of a small town near his posh private school. But when he takes his shiny new Mercedes out for a drive, he locks horns with some of the locals, including Jasper (Josh Hartnett). As Jaspers willful girlfriend Samantha (Leelee Sobieski) looks on, Kelley and Jasper engage in a dangerous car race that turns disastrous, leaving a popular diner owned by Samanthas mother in ruins. Kelley and Jasper are sentenced to a creatively ironic but fitting punishment They must help rebuild the diner. Not only does this ruin Kelleys summer plans, he also must board at the home of his rival, Jasper. Kelley begins to fulfill his sentence, but refuses to have anything to do with Jasper and his parents. When Kelley again encounters Samantha, the attraction is immediate and strong. First love blossoms in the Berkshire woods (a little bit of heaven, here on earth, Samantha calls the pastoral setting), angering Jasper, who has known Samantha practically his entire life. These new feelings and the romantic triangle that develops are only the beginning of a new journey for Kelley, Samantha and Jasper, as they ultimately make life-changing discoveries about themselves and each other.
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This movie was too reminiscent to "Love Story". No doubt there may be evenasequel detailing "Kelly's Story". Nonetheless, I was impressed with theperformances overall. The movie moved well, and it gave you someinterestingthoughts to take along with you. It was a true LOVE story which did notoverdramatize teen sexuality as well. As for my favorite in the film, it wasdefinitely Elaine Hendrix XOXOXOXO's.... 6 out of 10.
Where to start, where to start....hmmm...well how about some of thestiffest, most unnatural, unbelievable and camped-up performances one canimagine? How about stereotypical "characters", situations and locations? Or what about a manipulative, cloying, utterly wretched script? I can'tthink of one element in this movie that was original, worthy of watching orinteresting.Note to all you Josh Hartnett/Chris Klein/LeeLee Sobieski fans - enjoy theircollective fifteen minutes, folks, because they're not going to be famousmuch longer...
Warning, DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE! The acting was horrible, and the movie was pointless! I have never seen such a bad movie in my life. I was appalled! This movie should have never been made. Can someone say burn this DVD? If you buy this movie, you are only going to contribute waste to landfills.
We just rented this movie, because we all happen to like Josh Hartnett. Ithought that the movie would be a disappointment, but we ended up watchingit three times that night! I thought that Josh was excellent. Of course,there is one more thing.. I don't think that this is a "guys" movie.. so allof you guys out there.. I think you should pass this one! a romanticeye-tearing movie!
..that separate good, memorable movies from movies like this. Its notentertaining, touching, funny, interesting and at times feels a littlesub-human. The principals act like they are other-worldly, in the worseway, when they are supposed to be relating to each other and the audience. Starts out conventionally enough. Rich kid gets new car for graduation butthe dean says he can't have the car until after the ceremony. Goesjoy-riding nonetheless, and stops in the diner on the wrong side of thetracks for a quick argument with the local yokels. Wise-asses thewaitress/girlfriend of the head yokel. Shockingly, they play chicken untilthey accidentally burn down the diner they left three minutes earlier(aren't all diners five feet from the gas station?).They told they have to Pay The Price in court, so the only reason to getthis 'fish out of water' to stay in town is to come up with the scenariothat both boys have to assist in the rebuilding of the diner. Worse thanthat, the rich kid in staying with the family of the un-rich kid..in theroom above the attic. That 'room above the attic' has rescued many a personin need of a bed..Rich kid inexplicably is treated well by the girlfriend, who never mentionsto him that he nearly killed her. This does not bode well, of course, withher boyfriend, and is never fully explained. You don't know why Sam (LeeleeSobieski) falls for Kelley (Chris Klein), or why Jasper (Josh Hartnett)allows it. Chris Klein is tolerable, Leelee completely intolerable, and Josh does notregister much of an impression. The character with the most life is thejudge that sentences Kelley and Jasper to help re-build the diner. She getsoff at least one funny remark, which is more than anyone else does. Everyone is so morose and humorless that you will feel a little sill if youeven think of smiling while the movie is on. The ending is one way to end the piece, not the most original, but at leastit was over. I don't enjoy trashing a movie that some little girl somewherein the world might really love, but since I am not one, I have to. Thenicest thing I can say about this movie is that its not mean-spirited, andalthough it fails to compel, its innocence and home-spun, corny dialoguecomes from a nice place. 4/10.
Ho hum. Rich good looking kid gets in trouble, poor girl falls in love withhim, jealous ex-boyfriend causes tension.. yadda yadda. I actually laughedout loud in many parts of this movie because the next scene was sopredictable and just plain stupid. As one scene moved on to the next, Ioften found myself wondering just how we got there, like I had skipped a fewchapters in a book.The script was pretty pitiful and didn't have me or my wife caring muchabout any of the characters, except the jilted boyfriend. Now, if the exboyfriend had gotten an axe, and hacked apart the girl and rich kid,then.... then we would have a movie, and all the stupid dialog and leaps inplot could be acceptable. But, since this movie attempts to be touching andtotally misses the boat (and ends up resorting to the romance equivalent ofdivine intervention to try and jerk a tear)... it just falls very veryflat.Avoid this movie. Clip your toenails instead, you will have morefun.
Before i start i better mention that i have been a huge fan of JoshHartnettfor a couple of years now. Here on Earth wasn't released in theatres intheUK so i had to wait until the start of may 2001 until i could see it onTV.The main plot revolves around a love triangle, a rich student and a girlfrom the wrong side of the tracks fall in love with each other, yet shealready has a boyfriend who she's been friends with since childhood.I had previously read reviews of this movie which mainly consisted of badones. Although i did enjoy this movie i found it was seriously flawed andthat most of the reviewers criticisms were true. The script is the mainthis wrong with this movie, it is so dated and wouldn't look out of placeinthe 50's. It is also corny and really unbelievable in places, as well assome of the characters being two dimentional. The relationship betweenKelley (Chris Klein)and Samantha (Leelee Sobieski) doesn't really work thatwell as the way the script is written you end up feeling sorry for Jasper(Josh Hartnett). Kelley seemed unlikeable from the start as he comesacrossas being arrogant and spoilt, and it is blindingly obvious that Samantha islooking for someone else (other than Jasper) from the beginning. Thismakesit hard to be sympathetic towards their situation, and characters, whichruins the whole point of the story. The acting is good especially as theactors had to cope with this terrible script. Hartnett definetaly standsout from the rest but there isn't enough required from his character forhimto show his full potential. The main scene's including Jasper only requirehim to look broken hearted and pathetic, which would make anyone fall inlove with his character even more. Like many critics have said, the storywould have worked better if Jasper was even remotely dislikeable. Leeleealso does well with her character as it is clear Samantha is in love withKelley yet does not want to hurt Jasper. Klein does ok yet his characterseems wooden in places, so much that the script writers had to resort tohimtaking his shirt off to distract the audience from the awful diologue inthen scene where they talk about handcuffs. Kelley's feelings towardsSamantha are also not clear, he is supposed to be in love with her yet hedoesn't show much emotion towards her. The supporting cast does well, ifelt the character of Jasper's mom was most prominent as the relationshipbetween mother and son was portrayed really well in the scene infront ofthepiano. Samantha's relationship with her father was also good and it didfeel as if her and Jasper had been friends since childhood. I also enjoyedthe scenes between Kelley and Jasper as their verbal sparring provided mostof the humour from this movie (especially Kelley's constant reference totherelationship Jasper has with his cows).The main flaw of this movie is that it does not seem to 'flow' smoothly andso seems to 'jump' from scene to scene. In many places it also seemsrushedas if the story jumps forward in time to quickly. It then ends tooabruptlywith a tragic event which seems as if it is stuck on the end because towriters were rushed and couldn't think of anything better. I feel that ifit was developed slower throughout the whole movie the writers could havegot away with such a cliche'd ending. I must admit it did bring a fewtearsto my eyes (although i do tend to cry easily at movies)Overall i would say this film is....................OK as i did enjoy it, ifound it became better the more times i watched it. It is definetallyworthwatching if you are a huge Josh or Chris fan or even if you've got nothingbetter to do. It can be enjoyed by others if you're expectations are nottoo high but it is clear why it wasn't released in theatres in the UK.
This review is from: Here on Earth (DVD) LeeLee Sobieski stars as Samantha, a small town teen trying to live her life as fully as possible despite a bout with cancer. A high school track star, she has seen the disease end her track career, and with it, a full athletic scholarship to Boston University. Yet she doesn't give up, still planning to attend college, and even entertaining thoughts of later attending medical school. The editorial review was really off base, suggesting that the cancer appeared suddenly, formulamatically out-of-the blue, when actually, it was something Samantha had been dealing with for a while, predating the beginning of the film. Displaying a deep inner strength, she doesn't dwell on her disease, and doesn't seek sympathy from others, later admitting when she is dying that she didn't want people to feel sorry for her. The film serves as a wonderful showcase for Sobieski, helped by a good supporting cast, including such familiar faces as Bruce Greenwood and Annette O'Toole. While not a masterpiece, the film is an enjoyable effort which should make anyone who sees it a fan of Sobieski, if they aren't already.
Ok, Leelee Sobieski is cute(and can act very well), and Chris Klein is a good looking guy, but that's where the very short list of virtues this movie possesses ends. First of all, Josh Hartnett(the boyfriend) was a total innocent victim. He loves his grilfriend very much, but just to have his heart shattered to pieces simply because the new guy looks good without his shirt. What is this movie trying to tell us? That it's ok to cheat on your boyfriend simply because you saw a really cute boy who flirts whith you? Second, the rich kid is arrogant, rude, and selfish. There's nothing redeemable about his character other than the fact he memorized a Robert Frost poem. Is the movie trying to tell us that if you are good looking, and memorized a poem, you can do whatever you please without caring about other's feelings? He wasn't even remorseful that he burned down her family's resturant! Not once did he say sorry, not even to her! We are supposed to like his character? The jerk gets the girl? What is this world coming to? All of you that wrote and said you loved this movie, think again carefully and ask yourself, why?
This movie is really good. I love it. It is sad but it is a great love story. I have always liked this movie.
This review is from: Here on Earth [VHS] (VHS Tape) I bought this movie for my sister. She told me that she enjoys wathching it over and over. This is one of her favorites
Predictable, bland teenage fare; manipulative to a hilt and never any good. Chris Klein is going to get pigeon-holed into roles like this (see AmericanPie, which was far better) if he's not careful. I don't think any efforteven went into this film vis-a-vis attempting to make it different from thesimilar films of the genre - if there was, it definitely doesn'tshow.
Here on Earth got a good cast - Chris Klein (American Pie), Leelee Sobieski (Never Been Kissed) and Josh Hartnett (The Faculty). All of them are good young actors for the young generation. The story could be good - a triangular love romance that could be very interesting. However, the movie per se is not satisfactory at all. The worst part of the movie is that, the story is too predictable, you could know what would happen right from the beginning. There are no surprises that could attract the attention of the audience. You could imagine what comes next and next and next. This would definitely kill the interest of the audience. Also, the plot is too shallow. There is no detail description of the relationships among various characters in the movie. Also, turns of relationships are so sudden that it just made things look awkward in the story. Should there be more description of each of the major characters, and a better plot for the story, it could be a real good hit.Chris Klein is gorgeous as always, which fits his role as the rich Kelley. However, the director has put too much emphasis on his surface beauty, putting him in different occasions of nudity to attract female fans, which is pretty bad in fact. Should there be more real acting for him, he could do a better job. Also, his poem reciting is not that convincing at the beginning but he did managed to do it much much better at the end of the movie. He has a real touching voice in that part.Leelee Sobieski, though said to be the leading actress, was not given enough opportunity to make a good show out of it. Her character was modelled to be attitude shifting, wavering and emotional, but the worst was that they all came suddenly. Audience could predict the changes, but they director need not to be so economical about the details and the background reasonings. Leelee had worked hard in her role, but since the character creation had a natural deificiency, she could not do much about it.Josh Hartnett, as Jasper, the boyfriend of Samantha (Leelee) was a pretty good character. He could be understood as the more reasonable character and more developed character in the movie. He had a great love for Samantha and made himself readily available whenever Samantha needed him. He was also rational enough to understand Samantha's feelings. Josh's performance is also very promising.The movie had a lot of good scenery screening, which is a credit to the movie. But overall speaking, it could be much better than it's existing form if we have a more thorough and carefully plotted storyline.
i was surprised when i rented this expecting bad acting , and a bad story. it was actually teen movies at theyre very best. i loved this movie. its a tear jerker though even guys will cry. i know cause i cried and i am a guy. so rent this , grab a box of kleenexs , and enjoy.
I absolutely loved this movie. I completely disagree with all the other reviews. Josh Hartnett was not that well known when this movie first came out. The movie is about a prep school jock that is about to graduate gets into an accident at a gas station/diner and has to spend his summer helping out rebuilding the diner. He meets Sam (LeeLee) and those 2 fall in love. But there is something in between them, Jasper (Josh Hartnett). I think its a great story because a lot of teens can relate to this movie. Except for the part that Sam gets cancer. But just about every teen has been caught up in a love triangle. And I love hearing about people falling in love and will go out of their way just for each other. I highly recommend this movie. But the main audience this movie would appeal to is the hopeless romantic type like myself.
Here on Earth is a watered down version of A Walk to Remember. Here onEarth didn't flow nearly as well and LeeLee Sobieski was totally wrong forthe role. She didn't seem real at all and doesn't seem to know how to actin a romantic role. Chris Klein was also off in the movie. He cannot betaken seriously and does not know how to gauge his emotions on camera, itwas almost like he had no emotions at all. All in all this movie was heldup only by Josh Hartnett's stellar performance. He seemed to be the onlyactor who knew what he was doing.
You know that scene in `Here on Earth' where Leelee Sobieski's character Samantha is lying in a field and the camera is looming overhead while that Tori Amos song about crying one-thousand oceans plays in the background? Yeah, I'm thinking about that too.For me, while this film is far from anything even remotely commendable, there is a certain otherworldliness about this film that makes me take a closer look. The acting, outside of Sobieski, is nothing to write home about, and the script itself is just a hodgepodge of scenes from more effective love stories, but there is something in the air (the film is breathtaking to look at) that just makes me a little weak...as in, too weak to turn the channel. Even though the ending is as contrived and unimaginative as they come (I love the parody of `Love Story' that this sites review calls to mind) it doesn't for a second make me hate this movie. Despite the fact that the plot itself makes me angry and I find the romance between the two leads to not only be insulting (poor Josh) but highly unbelievable, this movie grabs me and makes me pay attention.When this movie is on I have to watch it.So, it's not a good movie by any means, but it is an entertaining and highly engrossing and beautifully shot slideshow of mediocrity that begs to be watched over and over again.No, I don't cry (and you can believe that since I am very open about my emotional instabilities).The film tells the story of a young girl named Samantha who finds herself torn emotionally between her longtime boyfriend Jasper (love that name) and this arrogant preppy kid named Kelley. When Kelley hits on Sam, Jasper gets mad, they chase each other in cars and then cause Sam's parents diner to blow up and they have to work together to rebuild it. Sam soon falls in love with Kelley. Everyone is against it, but when Sam gets sick it becomes apparent that Kelley is all she needs and suddenly everyone is okay with that. Kelley's transformation is highly (and I mean that with complete and total emphasis) unbelievable, but it doesn't matter. Chris Klein may be a beefycake, but his performances are always void of any real emotion (he's such a pansy of an actor) and so he is very unappealing, but it doesn't matter. Don't ask me why. I mean, everything about this movie screams for me to pan it (and I kind of have) but I just can't bring myself to hate this movie. Sobieski is beautifully used here, completely soaking in her character and selling her as a person and not a gimmick (oh, the sick girl...like we haven't seen that before), and Josh Hartnett has always been an actor I found charming and effective in almost every role.Every impulse in my body is fighting between an A grade and an F grade.What can I say? This movie doesn't deserve my attention, but for some reason it gets it undividedly!
One can always tell if I'm enjoying a movie by the number of times I crossmy legs, switch positions, make slight rustling noises, etc., etc. Thelesser = the better. I moved so many times throughout this movie that Isucceeded in knocking over my friends giant tub of popcorn and getting ahuge thigh-strengthening workout.Sobieski, a young actress who at some points in "A Soldier's Daughter NeverCries" gave some promise for her thespian talents, played poorly in apoorly-written part. Depressing fact number one. Number two: Chris Kleinwas in it. Depressing fact number three: Chris Klein had lines. Numberfour: Chris Klein played a valedictorian. Woah. Dummies from rich familiesunite! Even worse, he actually tries to act, but only succeeds in soundinglike a mentally disabled overactor in an increasingly sappy independentversion of a Cecille B. DeMille film. Go back to humping your AmericanPies.This movie was terrible in almost every sense, save Josh Hartnett's mildlyendearing performance as LeeLee's stiffed boyfriend Jasper. Luckily, herefrains from trying to have too many "moments," unlike all the othercharacters. Of course, this is why he's much better than the rest and heactually shows some mettle here. If you like Josh or are thinking ofcasting a kid who knows a few things, he's your man. Hartnett is a sharp actor, but the rest need no furtherlambasting.2 out of 10 (for poor Hartnett in this terrible film)
I watched this on cable because I was a big Leelee fan. Big mistake. Whata horrible film. You don't care one bit for any of the characters in themovie. Chris Klein plays a guy who is a complete jerk in the film, andsteals away Josh Hartnett's longtime girlfriend. If the writer knew whatthey were doing, this film would have followed the proven formula, and madeHartnett an ass, and Leelee as the girlfriend trapped in a bad relationship,from which she's saved by Klein. But Hartnett is a really cool guy, whoshows a lot of emotion and love for Leelee. You then hate leelee, because she cheats on Hartnett with Klein, who is ajerk to everyone in the town that's trying to help him and really stuck up. It's also really campy, and the characters do everything but run around thekitchen dancing and lip synching, and using hairbrushes and spoons and fakemicrophones (although they come very close). What a horrible horrible movie. You don't even care what happens in the endbecause the director never lets you care about the characters.
Chris K. acting is the worst I have seen ever, he alone brings this movie to an F. They should have gone with Josh as the lead, at least the boy can act. Lee Lee is good as usual.