It’s rare to find a sci-fi / rom-com crossover – and it’s even rarer to find one that’s good. TiMER is excellent. Like all good speculative fiction, it changes just one aspect of the modern world – what would it be like if you knew exactly when you would meet your one-true-love?
It doesn’t bother much with the science part of sci-fi, it goes straight for the paradox. If you knew – really knew – something was predestined, how would that affect your life? Would you sit around waiting for life to start? Would you go crazy until the bitter end? Would your parents be over-bearing? Would you rebel?
Do you want to know your future? That’s the big question behind this film.
It is your choice if you decide to opt out of a large part of “polite” society – but what effect does it have on those around you?
It’s a smart, sexy movie – directed by Wandavision’s Jac Schaeffer. In blockbuster hands, you’d expect an ageing Michael Douglas to be the love interest – so it’s rather refreshing that Emma Caulfield gets to boff someone half her age.
It’s a breezy, joyful, sad, contradiction of a film – and I thoroughly recommend it.