Saturday, 25 April 2009

FAQ About Time Travel Review

FAQ About Time Travel

Director: Gareth Carrivick

Staring: Chris O’Dowd, Marc Wootton, Dean Lennox Kelly, Anna Faris

What it’s about: 3 loser friends stumble into a time leak in their local pub’s loos and spend the rest of evening jumping in to the past, future and present to find out why they’re either famous or dead or possibly both in the future.

What I Thought: I loved it! It was great to see a British comedy on the screen with some real intelligent thoughts about time travel – and the obvious bathroom jokes. Chris O’Dows, Dean Lennox Kelly and Marc Wootton were perfectly cast as friends who all have dead end jobs in the local amusement park and spend their time day dreaming about writing a film script or time travel. Then one night in their local they accidentally discover a rift in time in the men’s and spend the rest of the night trying not to screw with the time line and trying to avoid being killed. This is time travel with real people – people who when realising they are 30 minutes in the past spend the time hiding in a cupboard to avoid ‘stepping on a any butterflies’ or ‘touching themselves’. Any self confessed geek or ‘imagineer’ will recognise a lot of the references (everything from Firefly to Back To the Future) but that won’t matter to non-fans as it doesn’t feel like a geek- reference fest. The special effects used are limited but used to good effect – and felt in keeping with the film. This film really deserves a wider audience – I doubt it will be a big crowd puller at the cinema (there were 3 other people in the cinema when I was there) but I hope it does well on DVD and becomes a cult hit. But if you get the chance – see at the cinema! And I hope they make the sequel!

Recommended for: Fans of British Comedy and SF – Shaun of the Dead meets Back To Future.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10

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