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TiMER (2009)

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If a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate, would you want to know?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oona O'Leary (as Emma Caulfield)
Jason Berger ...
Guy in Car
Sean C. Francis ...
CEO (as Sean Francis)
Detractor (as Susan Zeigler)
Primetime News Anchor (as Christopher Wood)
TV Hostess (as Cristina Cimallaro)
Forest Erickson ...
Celene Lee ...


When implanted in a person's wrist, a TiMER counts down to the day the wearer finds true love. But Oona O'Leary faces the rare dilemma of a blank TiMER. Her soul mate - whoever and wherever he is - has yet to have a TiMER implanted. Staring down the barrel of thirty and tired of waiting for her would-be life partner to get off the dime, Oona breaks her own rules and falls for Mikey, a charming and inappropriately young supermarket clerk with a countdown of four months. Written by Anonymous

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You can't hurry love. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 May 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Szerelemóra  »

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Did You Know?


Just like with other technologies such as cell phones, different versions of the TiMER can be seen throughout the film. Oona and Steph's TiMERs are boxier and simply beep, while newer versions like their brother Jesse's are smaller and come in different colors and play a more melodic tune. See more »


When Oona and Mikey are in the kitchen, at the end of the movie, the eggs are rearranged between takes. See more »


[first lines]
Brian: Am I late?
Oona: Hi! No. Yes, 5 minutes, but who's counting.
Brian: We are, right?
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Referenced in In Time (2011) See more »


Piano Song
Performed and Written by Meiko
Courtesy of Lucky Ear Music
Under license from Secret Road Music Services, Inc.
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Charming, with a Different but Silly Concept, but also Flawed with an Awful Conclusion
19 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

In a near future, many people wear a timer implanted in their wrists by matchmakers to find their soul mates and true love. The twenty-nine year-old orthodontist Oona O'Leary (Emma Caulfield) is worried about her future since she cannot find her true love. When she meets the twenty- two year old supermarket cashier and musician Mikey Evers (John Patrick Amedori), his timer shows that they will be together in four months and she falls for him.

Oona lives with her stepsister and best friend Steph Depaul (Michelle Borth) that works as receptionist in a nursing home. When Steph meets the widow Dan (Desmond Harrington) that does not wear a timer, they start seeing each other. Meanwhile Oona finds that Mikey's timer is fake and she is affected by her discovery. The birthday of Oona and Steph is on the same day and their mother Marion Depaul (JoBeth Williams) invites Mikey and Dan to the party. On the eve, Oona and Steph decide to remove the timer, but when Oona is ready to take it of, the timer is activated by someone who has just implanted it. Who could be her soul mate?

"TiMER" is a charming romantic comedy with a different but silly concept, but also flawed with an awful conclusion. The idea would be acceptable in a future or a near future, but even Oona's father had implanted a timer when she was born meaning thirty years ago. The perfect message would be with Oona daring to love Mikey free of her mother's oppression for using the timer and Steph and Dan together. Further, there are several questions raised along the story without answer. For example, has Oone reconciled with her father? Did he like Mikey's CD? What has happened to Steph and how would be her relationship with Oona if she stays with Dan? My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Timer – Contagem Regressiva para o Amor" ("Timer- Countdown to Love)

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