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TiMER (2009)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Oona O'Leary (as Emma Caulfield)
... Brian
... Matchmaker Patty
... Local News Anchor
... Scientist
... Wife
Jason Berger ... Boyfriend
... Girlfriend
... Guy in Car
Sean C. Francis ... CEO (as Sean Francis)
... Detractor (as Susan Zeigler)
... Primetime News Anchor (as Christopher Wood)
... TV Hostess (as Cristina Cimallaro)
Forest Erickson ... Eric
Celene Lee ... Tami


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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What if a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate? See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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14 May 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Szerelemóra  »

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Did You Know?


All of Oona's love interests are left-handed. See more »


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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Referenced in In Time (2011) See more »


The Trapeze Swinger
Written by Sam Beam (as Samuel Beam)
Performed by Iron & Wine
Courtesy of Sub Pop
By arrangement with Universal Music Group
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Surprisingly Original
8 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Normally I tend to avoid writing reviews where all that needed to be said has already been said, unless it's a film I feel very attached to. But TiMER is one of those little surprising experiences that really deserve a few words of praise. It's difficult enough bringing forth something original and well written even when it isn't a rom-com.

With an interesting premise - that people can get timers telling them when they will meet their soul mate - the story follows Oona and her sister Steph, who are both nearing their thirties and have yet to find their other halves. Oona, who is to all extents and purposes the main character, goes through a series of lackluster attempts at finding someone who suits her, but the emphasis really is on how her mentality and approach are affected by the awareness that there is a path that needs to be found. When she becomes involved with a young guy, for the sake of it more than anything else, the whole debate around predestination gets a fair questioning in a balanced manner.

It's great to see nicely rounded characters who form a believable and not overly sugarcoated unit and the writing aids the actors tremendously in bringing forth this tale of love, family and family love. The film may have some weaker points, but I reckon its conviction, so to say, pays off in the end. Credit is due to the whole cast and crew for managing a fine idea into something that finds its balance early on and is capable of holding on to it until the end. The satisfaction is only greater when it comes as unexpectedly as this little obscure picture.

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