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Time Freak (2018)

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A genius teenage boy is in love with a girl who breaks up after a year. He invents a time-machine and tries to fix the break-up repeatedly. He finally goes a year back with his friend/advisor to fix the bad days.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Asa Butterfield ... Stillman
Sophie Turner ... Debbie
Skyler Gisondo ... Evan
Will Peltz ... Ryan
Aubrey Reynolds ... Blue Ribbons
Jillian Joy Jillian Joy ... Carly
Joseph Park Joseph Park ... Andy
Caden J. Gregoire Caden J. Gregoire ... Kyle
Cassie Williams Cassie Williams ... Player
Coral Chambers ... Den Mother
Joey Miyashima Joey Miyashima ... Professor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicole Duke Nicole Duke ... Waitress
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Physics prodigy Stillman (Butterfield) is destined for great things, only to be derailed when his girlfriend, Debbie (Turner) suddenly dumps him. But Stillman isn't beaten, he does what any heartbroken genius would do - he invents a time machine to get a second chance at love.

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If at first you don't succeed, build a time machine.


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Rated PG-13 for drug material, some sexual content, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

7 November 2018 (Philippines) See more »

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$10,003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$266,490
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References Se7en (1995) See more »

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More heart than mind - not much Sci-Fi to see here.
12 November 2018 | by thekarmicnomadSee all my reviews

A boy-genius meets the love of his life. A few months later they have split up - cue the time machine to get her back.

At first glance I knew I had definitely been here before - but I was wrong.

On the surface you can enjoy this as a very simple, quaint romance with the odd joke thrown in.

The sci-fi element of this is kept on the down low. There are no annoying sequences about paradoxes, dichotomies or accidentally shagging your own parents here. This is all about the relationships of the three main characters and the choices we make in life.

Straight away the leads do not look like they are an actual couple and I assumed their chemistry would be garbage.

This, however, is one of the strengths of the film and what sets it apart.

This will really resonate with anyone who (like me) has gone out with someone who is clearly hotter and more vivacious than themselves. There was something painfully familiar seeing the lead character snowballing trivial disagreements in to major issues due to a lack-of-confidence, fear and jealousy. Then of course the harder he tries to fix things the more damages he causes.

The characters are great in this; they are so believable they almost feel like people from my actual past. The story is simple but non-judgemental - I found myself rooting for all parties involved all the time.

Despite having some depth this remains a nice light watch, there is no nudity, violence, political agendas, and it won't stretch your brains or emotions too far either.

An excellent watch!


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