Here on Earth
Here on Earth (2000)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 24, 2000
DVD Release Date: January 9, 2001
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Critics say Here on Earth's weakness comes from its script. The story may appeal to young teenage girls, but it suffers from being overly sentimental and formulaic. The cinematography, however, is lovely in how it captures its Minnesota setting.

Tom Keogh

Don't be surprised if you exit Here on Earth feeling both moved and incredulous.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

A disaster.

Randy White
Common Sense Media

Contrived plot purposely pulls at heartstrings.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Here on Earth is a missed opportunity.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Three appealing performers are lumbered with material that doesn't measure up to them in Here on Earth.

Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

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.

Robert Horton

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.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Here on Earth slides too easily into its sentimentality; the characters should have put up more of a struggle.

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Blake French

Demonstrates the lowest, most unscrupulous technique of filmmaking -- it involves no imagination, creativity, or original ideas.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Nani Vang
This was really a sweet movie.
Nate Zoebl
[font=Arial][color=darkred]The story 'Earth' portrays is nothing groundbreaking: new guy arrives in town, sweeps girl off her feet because he's… More
Megan S
So the girl was dating an jerk and then fell for a prick. I didn't really get this movie.
Dannielle Albert
Was a huge favorite of mine in high school and then slowly went down the list as I grew up and grasped a greater appreciation for film making. It has a great… More
Jason Spencer
A surgary tale about young love. I liked it.
Christopher Haskell
In the annals of romantic drama films, "Here on Earth" is a slightly watered down, mildly acting-challenged film. I do enjoy Chris Klein, Josh… More