TiMER 2010

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(15) IMDb 6.6/10
Available in HD

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

Available in HD on supported devices

TiMER

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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 Darth Maciek 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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scaroth, Last of the Jagaroth on 15 May 2012
Format: DVD
From the blurb in a film magazine, I thought this was going to be more of a Sci-fi fantasy set in a dystopian future, however it's actually a fairly frothy Romantic tale with some subtle humour and an occasional slightly dark edge. It had more in common with something like Sliding Doors [DVD] [1998], and was breezy fun without having that much depth.
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As the film finished I had to hunt for the two best words that embodied how I felt about the film as a whole. The first word was a clear choice but was not the entire judgement, and that word is disappointed. But that says more about the out come of the film as I am a hopeless romantic combined with the need to rebel against preordained rules over my life. But the other word just fails to come to me. With this word I was looking for it to describe the sense of what the film was saying about choices and realities that are all around us and that follow us and influence us on our road to find that one person to love. Although the film managed to side step all the obvious choices and remove itself from the cliché world of Hollywood. In the end I my spirit was a little too crushed by a confused central character, played very well by Emma Caulfield; that just didn't seem to know what see wanted. It was real and true to the complexities of life but I was in the mood for a tad more sunbeams and puppies and a little less heart crushing honesty. That may be laying it on a little thick, but you have to be in the right mood for this one!
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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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If you could meet the love of your life by wearing a timer that tells you when you will meet ,would you wear one?
Great fun movie, a must see !! Quick delivery was a bonus!
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By E.Cook on 17 Jan 2013
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Bought for my three female friends at university. They loved it and talked about it for days afterwards; excellent buy!
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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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