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Mind-bending 'Coherence' never seems too brainy
Mind-bending 'Coherence' never seems too brainy

As the small-scale puzzler "Coherence" brings four well-appointed couples together for a dinner party on the night of a rare astronomical event, the prevailing expectation of writer-director James Ward Byrkit's film is that something disruptive will happen beyond the usual relationship tensions: exes in the same room, professional jealousy, snarky comments. Then the lights go out, cellphone screens crack, neighborhood explorations are made and the chitchat turns tensely philosophical when evidence suggests an unimaginable possibility: a co-existent reality — same dinner party, same partygoers, different timeline — just down the street. Byrkit's parlor game...

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