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14 May 2010 (USA) See more »
You can't hurry love. See more »
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Heartfelt, hilarious, and refreshingly sweet little indie See more (38 total) »


  (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 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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What is the song is playing while Oona is putting on make up?
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43 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
Heartfelt, hilarious, and refreshingly sweet little indie, 4 May 2009
Author: larry-411 from United States

I attended the World Premiere of "TiMER" at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. This is one of those "sweet little indies" I look for at festivals. They are few and far between but finding a film like this makes it worth the effort.

"TiMER" is, on the face of it, a romantic comedy. But its premise is so original and offbeat -- the film crosses over into the science fiction genre -- that, like the best indies, it's hard to pigeonhole. The basic idea (not a spoiler since this is revealed even before the opening credits) is that an implanted device on a person's wrist counts down to the moment the wearer meets his/her true love. It's based on the notion that everyone has one soulmate out there, somewhere, and each person's timer will go off at precisely the same moment when the fateful meeting takes place.

First-time writer/director Jac Schaeffer's script is smart and brilliantly executed by some of the best actors in the business, including Emma Caulfield ("Beverly Hills, 90210, Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Michelle Borth ("Wonderland"), John Patrick Amedori ("The Butterfly Effect, Stick It, Gossip Girl"), and Desmond Harrington ("Wrong Turn, Dexter").

Emma Caulfield's poignant performance leads the way as the orthodontist Oona, who shares a uniquely powerful bond with stepsister Steph. This gives Steph a private window into Oona's true vulnerability. Caulfield is simply angelic, with a light that shines from within. Steph is a slightly domesticated punk girl, with an acerbic wit to match. Enter John Patrick Amedori as Mikey. To Oona, he appears as a shallow, uneducated supermarket checker with a hopeless future. Mikey is like an unruly dog who's outgrown his puppy years while retaining the innocence of youth which is undeniably appealing to Oona. Amedori wins the comedy award hands down, with the film's funniest lines and the ability to do more with inappropriate facial expressions than any dialogue could. Those expressions elicited the biggest laughs from the festival audiences. Desmond Harrington plays Dan the Man, buttoned-down and well-meaning, with a slightly brash exterior that can be endearing when he makes the effort. The talented supporting cast couldn't be better. Watch for Hayden McFarland as younger brother Jesse, who won the affection of the audience with some of the most heartfelt scenes in the movie.

The dialogue is often hilarious with an authenticity that not only comes from Schaeffer's brilliant script but also from improvised moments between Caulfield and Amedori. Their unlikely relationship and on screen presence is simply magical.

Production values belie the film's low budget. The look is warm and welcoming, with soft lighting and a palette of colors evocative of a stack of fresh linens. Andrew Kaiser's soundtrack sets just the right tone as the opening credits roll, using a theme crafted out of the melodies found in old music boxes and windup clocks. The film is shot by cinematographer Harris Charalambous in a similar fashion, as though each scene, each shot, matches the ticking of a timepiece. Combined with Peter Samet's efficient editing, the pace of the film keeps its timing appropriately consistent.

From the opening shot of a parking meter face, to the numbers on Oona's alarm clock, to the timer signaling that her morning coffee is ready, the film hammers home the message that clocks rule our lives. We rely on these mechanisms to determine our every move. In "TiMER's" alternative universe -- the film actually takes place in a "what if?" present rather than the future -- the question is asked, "what if timers ruled our love lives, too?" Would you obey the predetermined destiny of the device or would you follow your heart?

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This movie raises so many philisophical questions. jedi_knight05
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