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Life doesn't offer many guarantees, but in the alternate universe of writer-director Jac Schaeffer's feature debut, the romantic comedy TiMER, people can get a digital clock implanted on their wrist that counts down to the second they meet "the one." It even sounds a little alarm the first time two soul mates look into each other's eyes. The device is not working too well for Oona (Emma Caulfield, who played Anya on Buffy the Vampire Slayer), because her TiMER is blank. That means her soul mate,
May 8, 2010 Wide
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Some of Ms. Schaeffer's plot twists are easy to guess, but everyone's enjoyable to watch.
TiMER never rises above the level of a sitcom. All that's missing is the laugh track.
The lukewarm female talk occasionally grates and the men are portrayed as mind-numbingly simplistic, but on the whole this cyber-Cupid exercise is surprisingly affecting.
Jac Shaeffer plays around with the ideas of time and relationships like a malevolent matchmaker, finding plenty of laugh-out loud laughs in the process.
For all its low budget shortcomings, TiMER has a scruffy charm you just can't buy.
While sex and science fiction make for strange bedfellows, TiMER takes up this peculiar but intriguing hybrid challenge, perfecting product predictability in romance in a consumer society already fixated on a warranty for nearly everything else in life.
Audience Reviews for TiMER
- Mikey: See, that's what's stupid about the timer. It's that you have one path and you can't take detours. I mean, life is about detours.
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