Here On Earth

Check out our review of Here On Earth - is it any good and how suitable is it for kids?

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Here On Earth

Starring: Chris Klein, Leelee Sobieski. (PG)

Release date: 2000

2 out of 5


Klein (perhaps the blandest actor around at the time) is rich, arrogant prep-school kid Kelley, who finds his softer side after he crashes his flashy car into a small town restaurant. The locals decide his punishment should be to help repair the diner, which he reluctantly does, while attempting to romance sweet Samantha (Sobieski), even though she has a boyfriend (Josh Hartnett).
Like the far superior A Walk to Remember, this is a weepie, so you know before long that Samantha is going to keel over, developing that strange movie disease that makes you look more beautiful as you get sicker, Kelley is going to realise What Love Really Means and anyone over the age of fourteen is going to gag at the sheer ludicrousness of it all. One for fans of Klein (are there any anymore?), who will be the only people to believe he can change from truly unlikeable to sort of okay. 

Is Here On Earth suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...


If you like this, why not try: A Walk To Remember, Remember Me, The Notebook, Say Anything, Crazy/Beautiful,