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TiMER (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  14 May 2010 (USA)
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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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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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soul mate | count down | wrist | love | clock | See more »

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You can't hurry love. See more »


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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 »

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When Ooona and Mikey are in the kitchen, at the end of the movie, she lays her head on his right shoulder. But when she wants to leave, her head lays on his left shoulder. See more »

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[first lines]
Brian: Am I late?
Oona: Hi! No. Yes, 5 minutes, but who's counting.
Brian: We are, right?
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An actually well written, good, romantic, and funny romantic comedy
23 June 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Finally our clocks have counted down and we have Jac Schaeffer in our lives. Schaeffer has brilliantly written "TiMER" and brought a fantastic romantic comedy into the world.

Sure, all romantic comedies follow the same trend, cute girl wants to meet her soul mate. The poor ones do it with horrible main characters and ridiculously unfunny contrived situations. The somewhat better ones, which we have been forced to accept as good, add comedy and likable characters. But now, we have "TiMER".

This film gives us a couple of characters, all of them are very funny and relatable. And it also adds ingenuity, with an original technological timer to count down to the arrival of our soul mate, and intelligence and even mixes in philosophy. "TiMER" can be enjoyed by everyone, the humour is sweet and appropriate for every age, and for every "thinker" out there, there's a lot for you to over-analyze, and for everyone who doesn't want to think there's enough to enjoy on its surface.

I have said a lot of good things about "TiMER" here and deservedly so because this is a well written romantic comedy (apparently they really do exist!). This film won't climb the ranks into my all time favourite movies because it doesn't evoke too many emotions, but it definitely deserves to be seen and talked about.


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