Three magazine employees are sent to investigate a personal advertisement placed in the newspaper: guy seeking partner for time travel. They venture to the coast and set up a haphazard surveillance. Darius is recruited as the shill; her dry wit and cynical nature are perfectly suited to trap this enigmatic oddball, Kenneth, and get a good story. But it is she who first sees past the paranoid loner façade to the compelling person inside. The drawback? This still doesn’t rule out the possibility that he just might be crazy.
Colin Trevorrow has woven an ingenious tale: a modern version of the classic madcap romantic comedy. Clever dialogue and outlandish antics, peppered with misfit characters—each one charming yet flawed—are wrapped in a love story tingling with the tantalizing possibility of time travel. In a world where moments are fleeting and soul mates are scarce, it seems that even the simple act of falling in love is never safe. –Sundance Film Festival
Sure, the storyline has a few holes in it, but what makes this film so wonderful is how painfully simple it is, without the need for explosive special effects (even the time travel sequence is not overdone) and top-billing actors. The characters are solidly developed, some less than others, but this adds to the film's humor and oddball love story. It is underrated in so many ways and is definitely worth a watch.
While there are definitely some problems with the script, I thought this was a pretty good movie! The side story didn't work at all and took away from the time travel story, which was really well done. Duplass and Plaza where both fantastic and provided some very sweet moments. But that fucking ending is what made this movie work for me. Sincerity over cynicism any day.