Here On Earth
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In this romantic drama, a young man must make some difficult decisions when he discovers that his girlfriend's future is almost used up. Kelley (Chris Klein) and Samantha (Leelee Sobieski) are waiting out the summer after their high school graduation before moving on to college. Although Kelley comes from a wealthy family and Samantha's folks are working class, they soon find that they have more in common than they imagined, and they fall in love. However, Samantha's parents (Annette O'Toole and Bruce Greenwood) soon learn that their daughter has only a few more months to live.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Here on Earth is a missed opportunity."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Three appealing performers are lumbered with material that doesn't measure up to them in Here on Earth."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Contrived plot purposely pulls at heartstrings."
‑ Randy White, Common Sense Media
"Think Love Story, just without the story."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"La dirección del filme cae más dentro de los parámetros de una miniserie o película hecha expresamente para la televisión que para la pantalla grande"
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"Here on Earth is so very general in its characters and story that it actively keeps you from enjoying the simple pleasures of a movie like this, even with your sights set low."
‑ Robert Horton,
"Here on Earth slides too easily into its sentimentality; the characters should have put up more of a struggle."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"This is just the type of "dignified" tragedy Louis B. Mayer loved to churn out in the 1940s, where characters - even the unsavory ones - acted so noble they practically turned to statues before your eyes."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"[Director Mark Piznarski]should be cited for excessive use of slow motion, sun-dappled trees and golden light; one more cliche violation and his license to direct would be forfeit."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Well-intentioned but irredeemably goopy."
‑ Kasia Anderson,
"A disaster."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"A film that wants to be both simultaneously slick and tender and misses both by a country mile."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Demonstrates the lowest, most unscrupulous technique of filmmaking -- it involves no imagination, creativity, or original ideas."
‑ Blake French, NutzWorld
"Here on Earth plods along predictably, hammering home its moral points and struggling to spin a spiritual haze around the kids' romance."
‑ Dave Kehr, Citysearch
"Things are not helped by the performances: Klein is simply a stiff, and Sobieski is neither more nor less Joan of Arc here than she was on TV."
‑ Andy Klein, New Times
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