A few incidents that happen at 11:14 p.m. in the town of Middleton are seen from five different perspectives, each of the players who generally works toward self interest, not caring about the consequence to other people, and in the process exacerbating the situations by his or her actions. Jack, in town to meet someone, is a chronic drinker and driver, he still doing so despite having his license temporarily suspended. Teens Mark, Eddie, and Tim are out for a joyride in Mark's van, they generally causing havoc all in the name of having fun, that is until something goes wrong. Frank, out for a walk with his dog, stumbles across something which makes him jump to a conclusion about his daughter, to whom he is both overprotective and overly trusting. Duffy, who works as a clerk at Lloyd's EZZZ Stop convenience store, goes to the store just as it is closing to ask his friend, the clerk on duty, Buzzy, for a favor, which may be difficult for her to grant based on her own needs, and Cheri ...Written by
The character of Buzzy was originally written as a man. When Hilary Swank read the script, it was the character that "spoke to" her the most, and she asked Writer and Director Greg Marcks to re-write the role as a woman so that she could play it, and he agreed. See more »
Supposedly, Cheri's story takes place in 20 minutes, assuming the clocks are correct. But from her introduction at 10:54 until 11:14, what is shown happens in about 18 minutes. This means that in that extra two minutes, Cheri had time to hook up jumper cables and do a jump, make two car trips and run from her house to the cemetery and back, among other things.
Obviously, Cheri lives very near the cemetery, as she is shown running to it with the 1st boyfriend. She is then shown running back. No time lapses, all real time. Then she's shown at her house and leaving in the car up to the stall and talking to the boys in the van. No time lapse. Then she crosses the highway to the convenient store, where there could be a small time lapse. 2nd boyfriend, no time lapse. She jumps the car, which is shown in stop motion, which could account for a minute of time lapse, as she's moving fast to save time. She drives back to the cemetery, another short time lapse (less than a minute). Everything else takes place in real time (in a total of 17:07 minutes, not 18). This submission makes it seem like she did a bunch of extra trips and other things which aren't shown, but it simply isn't true. Everything is shown in real time except for the 3 brief time lapses described, all easily done in the missing 2:53 (not 2 minutes). See more »
[talking on his cell phone]
I'm on my way back from Benny's. I'm almost home. Tell me where you are and I'll come get you.
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The opening credits appear as vehicles in an animated street scene, turning corners, stopping at intersections and moving across the screen at varying speeds. See more »
I knew nothing at all about 11:14 when I saw it in the guide of what movie was on next. To be honest I was just going to keep 11:14 on in the background as I was supposed to be doing something more important. But I began to watch it.... and am I glad I did !! The credits haven't even finished rolling as I am writing this review because I thought it was that good.
The plot is supposed to be basic; an incident happens at 11:14pm and it is told from five different perspectives. But oh how it all progresses, ties together, and ends in a very satisfying manner. It reminded me of a cross between 'Memento' and 'Pulp Fiction' and to be honest, I found 11:14 comparable to those above mentioned excellent movies.
The actors themselves were so natural and played the roles so well that there was not one actor that was the 'star'. I can't say enough about this movie. It was clever, witty, funny when necessary, intelligent and excellently casted.
My only gripe was occasionally too many events 'seemed' to happen in the supposed allotted time which made me aware of the time frame more than I probably should. But so saying that it detracts very little and I enjoyed 11:14 immensely. See it, I am sure you will love it too.
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