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Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

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Darius is a young intern at a Seattle-based magazine and jumps at the chance to investigate the author of a classified ad seeking someone to travel back in time with. Along with Jeff, the staff writer, and Arnau, a fellow intern, the three go on a road trip to a coastal town. While Jeff just wants to chase after his high school crush and Arnau wants some kind of life experience, Darius spends her time with Kenneth, a man who believes that he has built a time machine. The closer they become and the more they understand about each other, the less clear it becomes if Kenneth is just crazy or if he actually is going to successfully travel back in time. Written by napierslogs

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What would you change if you could go back? See more »

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Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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18 October 2012 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$97,762 (USA) (8 June 2012)

Gross:

$4,007,792 (USA) (12 October 2012)
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There is an actual Facebook page for Liz McHollis, Jeff's old girlfriend who he looks up while in Ocean View. Anne Sellery and Jennifer Popochock, who were the hair stylists and makeup artists on the film, are her only two "friends." Her hometown is listed as Ocean Shores (which is a real town) and not Ocean View, which doesn't actually exist. See more »

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When Darius and Arnau are sitting and watching the mailboxes, you can clearly see a Stock Sticker and a "Safety Checked" sticker on the windshield of the Escalade. Later at 14 minutes, when Jeff is going to meet Kenneth, the stock sticker is missing, but the safety check one is still present. See more »

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[first lines]
Darius: How far back do you want me to go?
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John Silveria is credited as a Time Travel Consultant See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.152 (2012) See more »

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The World is Waiting
Written by J. Scott Howard (as Jonathan Scott Howard)
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8 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A wonderful film. The story is science fiction, fantasy and real-life relationships. The plot is unique (I know some reviewers have likened it to the back to the future series which was for fun and was fun). It is not only funny, (laugh out loud funny) but mysterious as to what is really going on and stir in some fantasy and science fiction-- but underneath is the inspection of all human beings and their lives and relationships. The casting was superb and the scenic northwest photography was great, I didn't know any of the actors but suffice to say they were chosen by a director of amazing talent. His idea his plot and his script were really really fine. I saw it in LA in Burbank and the audience was mostly the internet set and they loved it. All of their generations electronic things were a big part of the film, but this masterful director reached me, a senior--explaining the kids and yet reaching me with the love stories and those of friendship. Thus the director brought the old universal story of love among all of us. I can only say he is in for a tough career because with this film he has set the bar for himself and his crew very very high. Based on this work he will be great!!


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