Liu Xing (Ye Liu) arrives in Salt Lake City from Beijing to study cosmology under the world famous Dr. Reiser (Aidan Quinn). He is soon taken under the wing of Joanna (Meryl Streep), who is fascinated by Chinese culture. Liu Xing seems thrives in the university behind his pursuit of dark matter, one of the unsolved mysteries in astro physics. But when his theories start to drift from those of his professor, he winds up facing the academic block and finds himself paddling upstream.
Rating: * * +