Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.
Engineers Aaron, Abe, Robert and Phillip are working on an invention, the prototype being built in Aaron's garage. This project is beyond their day jobs. The project truly does belong to Aaron and Abe, as they use all their free time working on it, primarily trying to overcome the many engineering related problems they've encountered. It is during one of his tests with the invention running that Abe discovers that a protein inside the main unit has multiplied much more rapidly than it could in nature. Rather than the invention being a protein super incubator, Abe, using himself as a guinea pig, and a very meticulous one at that, discovers that the invention can be used as a time machine. In his self experiment, Abe was especially careful not to interfere with his own self in that time warp. Abe passes along this discovery to Aaron, who he expects will tell his wife Kara in what is the sanctity of their marriage, but he doesn't want to tell either Robert or Phillip. Much to Abe's ... Written by
One scene that did not make the final cut showed that Abe was diabetic. The shot, which showed him taking time out of a conversation because he needed to give himself an insulin injection, was intended to establish that the circumstances of Abe's life have taught him to be careful and methodical. See more »
When Aaron and Abe are in the kitchen and Aaron is wiping blood from his ear, the camera crew's reflection can be seen in the oven door. Also a microphone is visible from below and between them. See more »
[Sound of a phone ringing. Aaron, voiceover:]
Here's what's going to happen. I'm gonna read this, and you're gonna listen, and you're gonna stay on the line. And you're not gonna interrupt, and you're not gonna speak for any reason. Some of this you know. I'm gonna start at the top of the page.
Meticulous, yes. Methodical, educated; they were these things. Nothing extreme. Like anyone, they varied. There were days of mistakes and laziness and in-fighting, and there were days,...
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Interesting premise, amateurish execution, and not that "deep"
How I wanted to enjoy this movie. This movie "makes you think"? Maybe
if you're a twentysomething, sick of the Hollywood crap out there, but
not really educated enough in classic science fiction to recognize when
someone is recycling old paradoxes, and not mature enough to require
character development from the figures on the screen. For the rest of
us, it does not matter how much the filmmaker supposedly "captures the
atmosphere" of engineers who speak in monotone. As Sontag said, the
audience should not be called upon to react as if what is happening in
fiction is actually happening in real life. (If I make a boring film in
which people really go to the bathroom, is that brilliant as well?) The
cinema verite style here does not work and is not appropriate, and
despite the barrage of early 10-star reviews - obviously planted by
cheerleaders connected with this project - that signals a failure by
the filmmaker to engage his audience, which is, yes, his job. Smugness
about how people "don't get it" is not film criticism - at any rate, we
do get it, because the story is paper-thin. Show, don't tell - give us
action (and I do not mean superficial action as in "Independence Day"),
not relentless unemotional dialog that appeals to young, largely male,
geeks. (All of the important male characters here are married, with
kids - what irony!) Film, like any other art, is communication, and
while this film has potential, that makes the inept execution of it all
the more disappointing. Actually, I would recommend that people see it,
with the caveats that I've given above, because it is an example of a
good idea; however, in no way does this film deserve such effusive,
histronic praise. Oh, and incidentally - electrical current is measured
in amperes, not in "volts." (Volts measure voltage, duh.) So much for
the snobbish techno-wow jargon by these so-called engineers at the
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