When physicist Jim Beale invents a machine that can fold space-time, a rare Dahlia appears from the future. He must now find the flower’s identical match in the present to prove his machine works. Jim soon discovers that the Dahlia lies in the hands of a mysterious girl, who seduces him…
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This mix of Timecrimes and Blade Runner, with elements of film-noir, is a subtle and mature sci-fi film. It doesn't feature any action scenes, but keeps the story moving and the interaction tense as hell. While it may not have much inner meaning, the story features the same exact scenes of its profound romance-- with pitch-perfect acting- that's spectrums of emotion keep getting redefined within its time-travel plot.
Synchronicity gives a huge nod to the Blade Runner aesthetic, and overall handles the concept of time travel fairly well; however I'm disappointed that the idea was wasted on a lackluster relationship.
Time travel movies are tricky to make work. Here we have a good idea but at no point does the director try to make sense of the whole thing. Instead we get so-so acting, a boring romance and one of the most heavy handed Blade Runner homages ever commited to film. As things move along implausibility piles up and in the end I had a hard time caring at all. It was ok but I´d rather watch Primer or Predestination.