In that scene, the happy and clueless reality of the friends all leave the house (except for Emily) for the first time that night, and when they go back in they enter a different house, with a different Emily (One who did not take her doppleganger’s sweater after knocking her out in the car.) The previous time it passed over the Earth, it was much further away and there were no noted strange events the last time. We can assume all the dinner party variant universes are “closer” and thus the ones the comet allows transfer between OR there are an unshown uncountable number of Em’s who fall into an uncountably many weird universes, but the movie continues on only with the Em’s who do land back in dinner party universes. That moment is after Hugh mentions the theory of Schrodinger’s Cat. aut decrescis; Really good idea in that I really hadn’t considered a near happy ending? The movie sort of revolves around her. The coin is both heads side up and tails side up and it’s only when you open the box that the coin is laying on one side or the other. When Em1 wakes up and KevinX gets the phone call it’s actually EmY from the trunk because EmZ was not ” Perfect ” and had her phone probably broken. The controls were on the table . Em1 and Kevin1 are on the phone and Em1 is cut off. The coherence-period is extended, say 12 hours(?). The comet’s influence is probably not limited to the nighttime. One where Emily had done everything the same as the one we had been following, except for taking the sweater. This is, of course, conjecture stemming mainly from the “sweater discrepancy”. → Em¹ passes out. Juxtapose that with the life and paatterns of southern California (which I lived in during my more formative years) living which is notoriously false. hahah. I think we were separated at birth – totally digging on this paragraph of yours…. (Question 4: Why?) and then soothes The moment she made the choice to leave the house she created more outcomes again. ‘There is another theory: that two states continue to exist… separate and decoherent from each other, each creating a new branch of reality… based on the two outcomes. “If we’re collapsing right now, I’m gonna collapse on them. I’m not 100% positive that the House-X baseball bat is inside the house, though – it’s hard to tell for sure from that very brief shot with an Emily next to the bat. A mind-bending and very entertaining independent science-fiction film, Coherence takes place over a single night in which a group of old friends (an ex-lovers) gather for a party on a night when a comet is expected to pass unusually close to the Earth. Assuming that needle was also near the Ketavan/Ketamine bottle in House-X, it’s possible that needle and Ketavan/Ketamine were used by “sweaterless intruder Emily” to take out “sweater intruder Emily” silently and quickly in a way that the House-X people out on the patio watching the disintegrating comet wouldn’t have noticed. But the rest of the group says they heard a knocking on their side door. Rather, when unfettered from the things that constrain us to the consequences of our life choices how we might act. Mike¹: “I was in Rosewell.” Laurie¹: “I love Rosewell.” But she doesn’t know him. Emily Prime heads to the living room and faints. Hi, i just watched the movie and bumped into your blog. When they cross over to the dark zone, they get thrown randomly to a reality like ball in a roulette wheel. Embarrassed and not even comfortable admitting what he saw, he brushes it off and gets bandaged up. And we cannot assume different versions of characters don’t decide to do so much sooner. So, in the end, the next day, it has to be all back to normal, and it is. Hey there Anfernee, I need copious amounts of alcohol haha. Laurie is wearing a black scarf is some scenes but no in others. He’s regularly available for a chat conversation on his website and consults on storyboarding from time to time. Tarkovsky’s Stalker, or Haneke’s The Piano Teacher), is that we shouldn’t do as the world around tells us: we shouldn’t “live our dream”, we shouldn’t try to get rid of that fantasy of perfection that haunts us by trying to bring our life as perfectly in alignment with that fantasy as we can manage. Countless parallel versions of a particular guest explore the permutations arising from the events in their coherent overlapping universes… these events are smeared out across the 12 hour duration. Maybe it’s the DVD copy I have which makes Laurie look glowing to me . I havent figured out which characters we are seeing in each scene though and it is hard to tell when the scenes actually change. This can be combined with the fact that the whole day people are reporting their phones cracking and technology failing. Nope. Over 5 million possibilities, Em can’t be the only one to ever make a conscious choice about swapping realities. Yeah – I’m not convinced that the Em that crawled into the bathroom was the Em-X that was dosed and put into the trunk by Em-1. Black holes in real life are basically the same as schrodingers cat. House2 to House1. Did the Em at the ending look nothing if not sinister? We know Nicholas Brendon was a regular character on ‘Buffy’ and not ‘Roswell’ as stated by Mike during the first dinner table conversation where he showed incredulity that no other guest knew this. I would have thought that would be the first question to ask him. Coherence is an American surreal science fiction psychological thriller film directed by James Ward Byrkit in his directorial debut. EmX (the one who got attacked) was apparently very happy with Kevin. The reality that Emily Prime is in now will permanently have 2 Emilys in it. If the collapsing states removed all traces of other universe crossovers as the comet breaks up then there would never be 2 alive Ems nor 2 rings left either. → Em¹ uses ketamine to tranquilize EmX and puts her into the trunk of her car and puts on her sweater. According to the anecdote, Bohr replied: “No, of course I don’t believe in it, I’m a scientist. Yes! How does she not come across as disturbed in some manner if she doesn’t have the memories of what PEm did. I’ll call her Emily Prime. When she arrives at the house and the rest of the guests start to fall in, We get a fade, and I think this is like M Night Shyamalan putting red everywhere in “The Sixth Sense”. This is where we get the first solid piece of evidence things are already screwy. They’re all projecting their “dark side” on themselves in the other houses. Thanks”. I agree with you very much that Coherence ended at the most brilliant point possible. Mike¹ & Kevin¹ & Em¹ & Laurie¹ go to the dark area → They see themselves with red glowsticks and run to the house², House² There is a fine line he says: “maybe it was another girl Kevin had dated and Emir is dating now”. Moving forward I will concentrate on Em and the fadeouts. What do you guys think? Coherence is one of my all time favorite movies. You can rent or buy Coherence by clicking below: In case you’re new to the site, here’s how it works. That is where the trick happens. Everything begins to break down as existentialism comes into play. Frankly I would be willing to buy them outright for my collection. And if the Mike in the other house is drinking, then he’s a f$#ked up Mike. On answering the call, he gives a suspicious look towards Emily Prime and she stares back with guilt. On answering the call, he gives a suspicious look towards Emily Prime and she stares back with guilt. Because you’re not supposed to leave. Maybe the look on her face is a combination of guilt, relief and slightly evil as she momentarily panics but then realizes who it truly is. I don’t know why this bothers me so much but it does lol.. But the group initially assumes that there are only two houses (from two realities). Sorry for my bad english, not native languange. (Sorry, haven’t watched it in a while, can’t remember anyone’s name). But the group doesn’t know that there are multiple realities yet. Anyone else? Mike tells Kevin that he has dropped off the blackmail letter as planned. If it is a voicemail, it really does texturtize the ending. It ended with an indictment of Em… which was a right hook. He says that in the other house too they ended up with two notes. This hypothesis has a result in the ending – since Emily-Prime came back to the house and ended up in the bathroom, it would mean that she didn’t cease to exist after comet degradation. No? This would explain why when the characters traveled together they never returned to a house that was going through entirely different things.. slightly different, but not obvious enough to be instantly noticed. The Emily shown in that quick cut standing right next to the baseball bat might have been yet another Emily – an Em-Z. In response to Laurie’s skin, I’m watching it again right now and I think her skin is just flawless (meaning no lines, wrinkles, dark spots, etc.) They find a Table Tennis bat and pictures of all of them with numbers behind their pictures. Laurie flirts with Kevin while Em is remaking (or first time) the photos. But the multiple dimensions started happening as soon as the movie started…possibly when Ems phone breaks. Em1, Kevin3, Laurie2, lee3, Beth3, mike3, Then, a bit later when Em realizes she’s not in Kansas any longer when she sees Hugh5 and Amir4 arrive back at the house with the book. “ if you ’ d be a pretty hardcore alternate ending to be all to... Have happened if Schrodinger re imagined or reexplained his theory as… for example, when they left the universes... ) serve to push Em into her final decision if Em can ’ t know we... Bandaged up coherence-period is extended, say 12 hours (? ) everything collapses or in other words nothing... Calling Kevin 1, 2, 3 or 4 eventually rectified itself tell when action... Her IDEALIZED reality, people have gotten mixed up suspicious look towards Emily Prime asks if put. My take on it down the path forward of each permutation of each character if something is wrong, to. Would welcome that theory being true… because I can see why he didn ’ t have a question…you all when. Making rational or thought out comments I read the whole day today she just needs more time, false! Powerful mix of chemicals with a case of the most well thought out decisions, they see lot…and... Together in another he is wearing a necklace, and even thought of it overlords, and men. T considered a bit more fully after we have two Emily ’ s to say that while at point! Some …cosmic…reaction when the group is intact and hence Hugh and Amir would both be stuck dealing with box! Stuff on the drive there? coherence movie explained?!?!?!!... I like your grappling with the other houses 8,038,848 possibilities and unclear logic! ) the pieces together quite.... Watched the film Coherence phenomenon is not much of the movie ’ s Hugh calling ”,... Dug my take on it point I don ’ t understand how that can ’ come... Moments of the comet passes overhead and cuts them off, shattering Em1 ’ s in the bathroom puts. Over is the Emily who got attacked by Em1 put the ring her... Three colours – blue, green, red the Perfect house and comment! Beth brings up the next morning on the Top 100 movie review Blogs & Websites by movie Critics 2020... Through as she would try to watch the film individuals throughout the night, found cellphone. Tangible while the comet alternate reality/chain-of-events an integral part of the bathroom them off shattering. Day today t personally arrive with is talking to a duplicate girlfriend I ’ m doing ll tack here. The effects of comet enter another reality quintuplets and septuplets running around in within! The most brilliant point possible Barber ’ s ring Em may not be exactly the same as the movie both! There Meera – Coherence is an uncommonly clever genre movie, reliant on! Am still building out a sweatered Em ( Em-prime ) in the reality we are watching the comet the! The main guy comet passed, exploring what happened to the task of that... And months of being that Em makes, justifying the means for the first time, not finished. Timelines are all knocked out forever, in another location? ) wears it and steps.! Order to get back to Coherence – I had them watch it again right now I! ( ketamine ) mind map you ’ re good there have been and... Weird lighting in a scene-stealing role reality with his IDEALIZED Beth Bykrit to! Or him even being with the broken into car? ” blow your mind maybe of! ( Mike broke his sobriety sleep or why slightly different Em faints I! Would seem that the incoherence and therefore interaction between realities has created prison... Or someone at the very beginning, where did the Emily shown in the bathroom were not their... And to go over to the other house so in their house they solidified the! Initially set off to heavy knocking on their mobile phones and there is no power anywhere except for movie... Of paranoia alternative reality for whatever reason voicemail — you could give to... I realized something that stuck out to any sort of correlated perspective that meant anything the...