Monday, September 20, 2010

Timer: A Movie Review

It's been awhile since I've posted something not photography related on my blog, so I thought tonight I would take a few minutes to recommend a movie, one that I am pretty sure that no one here has ever heard about.  It's called Timer and is an indie flick.  (If you are wondering how we ended up watching this on a Saturday night it's because the Roku told us we'd love it and we always listen to the Roku.)

The movie's tagline: If a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate, would you want to know?

I think Ditz wanted to watch it because accordning to Netflix it's a sci-fi movie, but really I think it's a plain-old fashioned love story or lack there of. So, it's really cool they get these little timers on their arm and as long as their soul-mate also has a timer (how's that for genious marketing) you have a countdown to the day you will meet your soul mate. No more worrying if he's the one!  The problem for the two "heroines" of the movie is that one of their clocks is blank (meaning no soul mate has a timer) and the other one is flashing 5000+ days.   Since the timer came out, no one has a first love anymore, you just spend your days looking for your soul mate. But Oona (an awful name) decides that she will hook up with a guy whose counter is closing in on zero and then go back to searching for her soul mate.  But, wouldn't you know it? She falls in love. But is he her soul mate?  I won't give that away because it's a really cute movie and I think you should watch it. 

I will say when the movie was over I was MAD. I mean really mad.  It was like the Roku doesn't know me at all, but then the more I thought about it, really it was the only ending that made sense so now I've made my peace with it. : )  Anyway, after much thought, I am giving this movie a A-.  That's a pretty high score from a girl who is hard to please!  If anyone rents it, let me know if you liked it!

(Wondering what a Roku is?? It's a little box that allows you to stream Netflix.  Now we have a Blu-Ray player that does that in our front room, but long before we had that we had the Roku because a few years ago that was the only option.  We watch stuff in out bedroom mostly on the Roku and we've seen tons of movies and TV shows that we never would have seen otherwise.  It really makes our Netflix subscription worth while as we tend to keep Blu-Rays for months at a time before watching them. - sorry if anyone out there is waiting on a copy of Night at the Museum II.  We've only had that one three months, should either watch it or let it go back at this point.)

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