Ruby has just about given up on finding the right man when she bumps into Sam. They quickly fall for each other but almost as fast their relationship takes a mysterious turn: Sam is a time traveler from the year 2470, traveling back to find Ruby, whose photo intrigued him back home.
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Pretty great grounding of a high-concept, setting the template for a whole host of films that would follow ten-fifteen years later. I sort of wish Anderson would have stuck with this style, or a style.
I could do without the powerpoint-esque photo montages though.
I was completely smitten by the film. Instead of the manic pixie dream girl, we get the frantic time traveling dream guy. D'Onofrio and Tomei have great chemistry, and Brad Anderson's skills as a director really shine in this. I enjoyed that it explored love and madness through a sci-fi prism.