TiMER 2010

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Finding true love is easier than ever thanks to a bio-technological implant called the TiMER, which counts down to the exact time people meet their soul mates. Love-starved Oona is pushing 30, but her Timer hasn't even started counting down yet. What's worse, she's falling for a guy who is set to meet his true love in four months.

Starring:
Emma Caulfield,Michelle Borth
Runtime:
1 hour, 39 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Science Fiction, Romance, Comedy
Director Jac Schaeffer
Starring Emma Caulfield, Michelle Borth
Supporting actors John Patrick Amedori, Desmond Harrington, JoBeth Williams, Kali Rocha, Muse Watson, John Ingle, Hayden McFarland, Tom Irwin
Studio Lionsgate
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maciej TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 May 2013
Format: DVD
Those are some of the questions asked by this definitely very original, unusual and quite clever little film, which combines successfully a typical romantic comedy with a solid dosage of Sci-Fi. Below, some more of my impressions, with some limited SPOILERS.

A futuristic corporation produces a matchmaking device. For a monthly fee, the company can equip anyone with a TiMER that counts down until the moment when the customer meets his/her soul mate. The night before meeting a soul mate, the TiMER reaches zero and will beep when the soul mates meet the following day. After more than fifteen years of operational existence, the TiMER is considered 98% efficient... This is basically the introduction which takes the first three minutes of the film - and then, we meet Oona, a smart and sexy orthodontist played magistrally by Emma Caulfield and her smart and even more sexy half-sister Stephanie ("Steph"), played by Michelle Borth.

I will say no more about the scenario, but it is a pretty strong thing, mixing humor, drama, emotionally strong scenes and quite a lot of suprisingly tough questions...

Actors did a VERY good job in this film! I will never forget Emma Caulfield's performance as Anya in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and as she plays little, I missed her a lot since those series ended. Watching her in this film was a pleasure. I never saw Michelle Borth in anything before "TiMER", but she was GREAT and really hot in this film.

Both male characters who appear in the film were well conceived and well interpeted - exuberant young Mikey, played by John Patrick Amedori (unknown to me before this film) and more mature and rather serious, even grave Dan played by Desmond Harrington (instantly recognizable to all "Dexter" fans).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Margaux Paschke on 31 Jan. 2011
Format: DVD
This movie hooked me from the start. Let's say technology allowed for a devise that could be inserted into your wrist that counted down to the day you would find your true love. Would you get one? Our heroine, Uma, did but hers never set a date while those all around her blinked with a true love countdown. Uma's step-sister also had a Timer with no love on the horizon. The two of them were very close but had very different views on how to handle their Timer issues. Uma hunted down every available man to find her true love and even talked boyfriends into getting the Timer to find out of they were meant to be while her step-sister fooled around, attempting to get as much out of live since her Timer told her she wouldn't find her true love until she was 42.

This movie was fascinating in it's questioning of fate and true love in modern times. There were so many paths the characters lives could have taken and I'm not sure that technology can predict better then your own heart. The match that Uma finally makes through the "Timer" could have as easily been made when her sister set her up with him much earlier except at that point, he did not have a "Timer." Uma would never had the technological guarantee if she had met him through her sister so would they still have ended up together? This movie makes you think about all the little things that can affect an outcome.

Both sisters found real relationships but society's complete faith in the Timer interfered with what might have been had all the people involved listened to their hearts instead of technology. All of the characters were as intriguing as the script and I highly recommend this chick flick. It won a bunch of film festival awards (albeit the only one I recognized was Tribeca) so I'm not sure why I never heard of this film before but I am very glad I discovered it and you will be too.
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When I first started watching this film I thought, "oh no, perhaps I should have rented it instead." But I decided to stick with my 20 minute rule (always give every film at least 20 minutes and see how you feel then) and was amply rewarded.

It's one of those films that kind of sneaks up on you and draws you in. It's full of little subtleties and details and nobody does anything that is completely unbelievable within the context of its framework.

The performances are pretty much spot on, the editing is sharp, the music is simply fantastic and it's a great relief that it's just over 90 minutes long - no scene is too laboured nor padded out unnecessarily just so they could justify the budget.

It doesn't exactly challenge the orthodoxy of "soul mates" (whatever the hell they are), but it does question them. That and ideas of fate, free will, being with someone "suitable" and the mysteries of love. In an age of online dating and computer matching, it is a little sly gem that pokes gentle fun at the idea of "perfection", as if any of us with all our quirks and flaws can ever be perfect at anything, least of all the complications of relationships.

Well worth buying.

Derek
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By JohnJay on 28 May 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Enjoyed the movie. The idea that a band around the wrist will find your everlasting love with a time frame, absurd or something that will occur in the future? Enjoyed the difference between the believers and disbelievers and how the story panned out for the players. Good line-up of actors and I thought Emma Caufield was great. Above average.
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