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Release Date:
14 May 2010 (USA) See more »
You can't hurry love. See more »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)

Emma Caulfield ... Oona O'Leary

John Patrick Amedori ... Mikey Evers

Scott Holroyd ... Brian

Kali Rocha ... Matchmaker Patty

Katherine Von Till ... Local News Anchor

Ho-Kwan Tse ... Scientist

Louise Claps ... Wife
Jason Berger ... Boyfriend

Gabrielle Dennis ... Girlfriend

Marques Ray ... Guy in Car
Sean C. Francis ... CEO (as Sean Francis)

Susan Ziegler ... Detractor

Christopher T. Wood ... Primetime News Anchor

Cristina Cimellaro ... TV Hostess
Forest Erickson ... Eric
Celene Lee ... Tammi

Michelle Borth ... Steph Depaul

Christine Joaquin ... Cindy
Jay Jay Ellis ... Priscilla

JoBeth Williams ... Marion Depaul
Sandra Marquez ... Luz Morales

Hayden McFarland ... Jesse Depaul
David Doty ... Matchmaker Ron

Tom Irwin ... Paul Depaul

Kelvin Yu ... Nelson
Joey Siara ... Retch
Noah Green ... Greggy
Matthew Eckel ... T.J.
Andy Siara ... Zuckerman (as Andrew Siara)
Donna Hardy ... Sadie (as Dona Hardy)

Mark Harelik ... Dr. Serious

John Ingle ... Dutch

Christopher May ... Guy
Ciro Suarez ... Eduardo Morales
Bianca Brockl ... Soledad Morales (as Bianca Ruiz Brockl)

Desmond Harrington ... Dan the Man

Nicki Norris ... Delphine

Muse Watson ... Rick O'Leary

Eric Jungmann ... Manager Larry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jason Berger ... Boyfriend (uncredited)
Lisa Faye Heggeness ... Pretty Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Jac Schaeffer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jac Schaeffer  written by

Produced by
Jennifer Glynn .... producer
Joshua Lee Huber .... associate producer
Rikki Jarrett .... producer
Kristin Mente .... line producer
Jac Schaeffer .... producer
Original Music by
Andrew Kaiser 
Cinematography by
Harris Charalambous 
Film Editing by
Peter Samet 
Casting by
Anya Colloff 
Amy McIntyre Britt 
Michael V. Nicolo 
Production Design by
Maya Sigel 
Art Direction by
Scott Enge 
Set Decoration by
Keren Kohen 
Costume Design by
Yasmine Abraham 
Makeup Department
Michelle Dallas .... assistant makeup artist
Yoko Nobushi .... key makeup artist
Keiko Wedding .... key makeup artist (as Keiko Sakamoto)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kyle Broom .... second assistant director
Morgan Elam .... second second assistant director
Joe Moore .... additional second assistant director
Jeremy Phoenix .... first assistant director
Lalida Sujjavasin .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Keren Kohen .... graphic designer
Robert J. Saferstein .... property master
Jim Simone .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Lee Ascher .... sound mixer
Joe Dzuban .... sound re-recording mixer / sound designer
Justin Dzuban .... dialogue editor
Tim D. Lloyd .... additional boom operator
Burnie Neal .... boom operator
George Pereyra .... sound effects editor
Thomas Popp .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
David Carriker .... digital effects supervisor: Modern Videofilm
Michael Carter .... flame artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Harris Charalambous .... camera operator
Marc Korgie .... lighting technician
Cedric Martin .... Steadicam operator
David E. May .... assistant camera
Robert McFall .... best boy grip
Justina Mintz .... still photographer
Kevin Mucha .... best boy electric
Jonathan Phail .... electrician
Michael Roy .... gaffer
Forrest Sandefer .... key grip
Alex Simon .... additional set lighting technician
Harry Souders .... set lighting technician
Marty Ulbrich .... additional set lighting technician
Wilson Weaver .... dolly grip
Bobby Woo .... set lighting technician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Courtney Hess .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Bob Curreri .... colorist
Music Department
Jennifer Glynn .... music supervisor
Evan Rautiainen .... scoring mixer
Mark Robertson .... orchestra contractor
Tim Simonec .... conductor
Transportation Department
Coltinlovoy .... driver
Hector M. Gonzalez .... transportation coordinator
Chad Lovoy .... driver
Rick Lovoy .... transportation captain
Stevelovoy .... driver
Other crew
Renetta G. Amador .... script supervisor
Will Blanke .... production assistant
Michael Boisvert .... production assistant
Diane Collins .... script supervisor
Dean Galanis .... production assistant
Cédric Gonella .... distribution
Kevin Harrigan .... production assistant
Kevin Hindley .... script clearance
Kristen Hopkins .... craft service
Stevie Kloeber .... assistant production coordinator
Joseph Laraja .... production assistant
Paul Mocey-Hanton .... production assistant
Lila Nordstrom .... assistant production coordinator: prep
Andrea Reyes .... production coordinator
Ryan Christopher Taylor .... key set production assistant (as Ryan Taylor)
Kurt Volk .... title designer
David Williams .... assistant location manager
Michelle Faraone .... stand-in: JoBeth Williams (uncredited)
Sandra Condito .... special thanks
Oren Kaplan .... special thanks

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Rated R for language
USA:99 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:15 | USA:R (certificate #45876)

Did You Know?

Emma Caulfield also co-stars with the Timer matchmaker Kali Rocha in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) as demon friends who later become antagonists, much like their relationship in Timer.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
[first lines]
Brian:Am I late?
Oona:Hi! No. Yes, 5 minutes, but who's counting.
Brian:We are, right?
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The Man Of Metropolis Steals Our HeartsSee more »


What is the song is playing while Oona is putting on make up?
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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
This is what Independent Film should be, 29 October 2010
Author: undercover_at_the_movies from United States

What if you could find out the exact moment that you were going to meet your soul mate? Would you do it? Would you want to know? Or would that ruin the excitement of it? If you want to know the instance when you will first see the person who will make you happier than anyone else in the world, it will just cost you $79.99 and easy monthly payments of $15.99. However, we are not responsible if you are unhappy with the soul mate you receive or if you are upset by how long or short it may be until you find that one.

This is what the company tells you right before they inject the TiMER in to your wrist, a device which will start a countdown as soon as it is injected, a countdown to when you meet the most important person in your life. But what happens if your TiMER is blank? This is the dilemma that Oona is stuck with. A blank TiMER means that "your one" has not purchased a TiMER yet. Oona dates TiMER-less guy after TiMER-less guy, convincing them all to get TiMER's and over and over seeing their TiMER's light up with numbers while hers remains dim and blank. She then meets a boy named Mikey whose TiMER has four months left on the clock. As they begin to hit it off despite mismatching TiMERs, they begin to question: is the TiMER always right? Emma Caufield shines beautifully as Oona, a woman desperate to know that she even has a soul mate out there in the world. I had never seen or heard of this actress before, but I found that she has a small cult following from her years on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. While I am not a fan of that show, I know that anyone associated with Joss Whedon is always spectacular. The character of Oona was extremely reminiscent of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character Tom from (500) Days of Summer. Both Tom and Oona share a hopeless sense of romance, wearing their hearts on their sleeves, anxiously searching for someone to hold on to for the rest of their life. In addition, both actors excelled wonderfully in their roles, showing the determination of a person on a mission for love and the depression of a person who has given up on their search for "their one." The supporting crew was just as stellar as the lead. Michelle Borth played the role of Steph, a cynical, yet supportive sister excruciatingly well. The movie gave just enough focus to her character that we were able to understand reasons for her cynicism and exactly what was going inside her head. John Patrick Amedori, an actor little known aside from a few episodes of Gossip Girl, played Mikey, Oona's love interest and a very lovable young adult. Once again, the movie gave enough focus so that it was not just Oona who you get to understand as a character but Mikey and Steph also. Being able to glimpse more than one character's personality and motives made this movie much more enjoyable. You could see things from everyone's point of view, making each character much more accessible to the viewer.

The writer/producer/director Jac Schaeffer only has one other credit aside from this movie, a documentary short from five years ago. This film was so phenomenally written and directed; I humbly wait for Jac to do another film for us to watch. I do have to mention one more thing which I do not usually notice. The score of this movie was brilliant. The composer, Andrew Kaiser, seemed to match perfectly what the characters were doing and thinking to the music which was playing at the time. This music was just another thing that reminded me of (500) Days of Summer, but this composer had nothing to do with that film.

One thing that this film accomplished was to open up many ethical doors and questions, all related to this mythical reality and its TiMER. As stated above, is the TiMER always right? Would it not be incredibly more awkward meeting your soul mate and instantly knowing that they were as such? And above all, would you get one? Would you want to know or would you leave it up to Fate? All of these questions come in to play and rattle around your brain begging to be answered. Even now, a few days after watching the film, I keep contemplating all of these questions and more. So, I ask you: would you get a TiMER? As I am sure you have gathered from everything I have said thus far, I loved this movie. It was one of the best I have seen so far this year and by far one of the best independent movies I have ever watched. Looking through reviews of this, it appears that it has not been watched by many and not even particularly liked by those that have watched it. Nonetheless, I look forward to more things from everyone who was involved in this movie. I have drawn many comparisons between them already, but this movie was very much like (500) Days of Summer, only far superior. This is because TiMER had a hint of science fiction integrated what with the idea of having a TiMER strapped to one's wrist. This combination of romance and sci-fi was a match made in heaven.

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Go online + post the date / time you're supposed to meet your soulmate? berserkerxed
Enjoyed The Movie, BUT... (SPOLERS!) PstrfrmlyknownasJBunce
I'm sure this has been asked before..but... glitterbee
Recommendations if you liked TiMER? s1chick
This movie raises so many philisophical questions. jedi_knight05
The TiMER is MUCH bigger "technology" than the movie makes it seem... junk-349
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