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This review is from: FAQ About Time Travel [DVD] (DVD)
After the success of Shaun of the Dead there have been a few films which have sought to use the same strategy of putting a few "normal blokes in the pub" into a supernatural situation. Here, instead of Zombies, we have three guys in a pub inadvertently finding a break in the space-time continuum which allows them to travel back and forward in time whenever they enter the pub's toilets. Much hilarity ensues as the characters find themselves in all manner of bizarre/dangerous situations and struggle to find their way back home.
Or, at least, it should do. In reality the characters were a bit of a disappointment for me and not nearly as well written or amusing as they should be given the cast. At times it's like watching an extended version of those "you know who your mates are" Carling adverts, with the characters simply making cliched obvious "don't all men talk like this in the pub?" type jokes. For something that has all the hallmarks of an 80 minute comedy sketch, the comedy itself is extremely limp.
The film is probably at its best when it drops the comedic air and concentrates on the science fiction elements. It is not, by any means, a cutting edge piece of science fiction, but it does take time travel in some interesting directions and the interplay between the characters works a lot better when they're not trying to force jokes into the scene.
Overall it's worth watching, but certainly not a classic.