If a device could guarantee love without heartbreak, would you want to know? Emma Caufield (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) stars in this brain teasing romantic comedy about falling in love. Also starring John Patrick Amedori (Gossip Girl).
The concept behind the plot of Timer is unique and grabs your attention from the start. If a clock could count down to the exact moment you would meet your soul mate, would you want to know? That’s the question Timer asks.
For main character Oona (Emma Caulfield), it’s a question she’s obsessed with knowing the answer to. After all, what is the point of continuing a relationship without a guarantee she points out. Unfortunately, she’s only gotten guarantees that hasn’t found her soul mate. Her timer is blank, and it will not start counting down until her soul mate has gotten a timer as well. Then both clocks are synced up – and counting down to the moment in which they first encounter each other.
When Oona’s little brother get his timer installed – and the countdown reveals he’ll meet his soul mate in 3 days, it’s a bit hard for Oona to handle. In a moment of inspiration and frustration Oona returns to the supermarket to invite a cashier, Mikey (who had flirted with her earlier), home. He’s got a timer as well it appears, and he’ll meet his soul mate in 4 months and some change. It won’t be Oona. At first, Oona resists, but after numerous encounters with Mikey, Oona gives in. And even though its certain that he’ll leave her, she falls in love anyway.
Out of the handful of films I got to review from the Tribeca Film Festival, this was by far my favorite film. It was sweet, intriguing, funny, and oddly real for such a crazy concept as a soul mate timer. We follow Oona along on her quest to find the one, and also realizing what it’s like to just be happy with the present. It’s enjoyable and a fun flick to watch with your girlfriends. You can check it out on Tribeca Film Festival on Demand. For more information check out http://www.tribecafilm.com/.
Review By: Emma Loggins