Thursday, May 23 rd, 2019 at 00:05 am 

Timer – Movie Review


If a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate, would you want to know?


Timer is a cute little movie that takes on the topic of true love, and how you know when you’ve found your soul mate. But it takes this centuries-old idea on in a completely technological, futuristic way. They claim that at some point in the future there’s a company that can put a timer on your wrist, and as long as your true love also has a timer, it will do a countdown of how long it will take you two to meet. When the timer gets to zero, then within 24 hours you’ll meet your true love, and when the two of you meet each other, both of your timers will make squeaky noises, just like the devices they give you at restaurants when they send you off until your table is ready. So that’s the deal. Interesting idea. Cute cast. The only one that I recognized was JoBeth Williams, who is aging gracefully and plays the mom. And I really liked this movie because it sort of takes on the notion of soul mates and melds it with technology and then says you don’t necessarily have to go along with it. We see different combinations and permutations of people who find their true love, people who never find their true love, people who take their timer off, and people without a timer from the outset. I thought it was an interesting sort of variation on the theme of love and its complications. It was sort of Shakespearean with a 2020 sensibility, so I gave it four stars. The movie itself is a little bit of fluff, but I thought the idea behind it was really smart.”