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Frequencies (2013)

OXV: The Manual (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi | 23 May 2014 (USA)
In an alternate reality, children learn how lucky they will be (their "frequency"), knowledge which shapes their destiny. The unluckiest boy must parse the mysteries of free will in order to pursue his forbidden love of the luckiest girl.

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Zak
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Owen Pugh ...
Theo
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Teen Zak
Georgina Minter-Brown ...
Tom England ...
Teen Theo
Charlie Rixon ...
Child Zak
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Child Marie
Ethan Turton ...
Child Theo
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Strauss
Emma Powell ...
Miss. Anderson
David Barnaby ...
Mr. Fortune
Doris Zajer ...
Mrs. Fortune
Timothy Block ...
Bridges
Ria Carroll ...
Nicola Tesla
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In an alternate reality, children learn how lucky they will be (their "frequency"), knowledge which shapes their destiny. The unluckiest boy must parse the mysteries of free will in order to pursue his forbidden love of the luckiest girl.

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Marie's mother's name is Hedy, which is a nod to Hedy Lamarr who invented an important device associated with frequencies. See more »

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The child Marie is left-handed when taking the test, but further on in the movie the teen Marie writes right-handed in her notebook. See more »

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Zak: If I'm right, it means that whatever gave us our minute wasn't love, it was fate. It means im just here to serve a purpose for you. It means everything is already decided. There's no freedom, no responsibility, and knowledge absolutely does not determine destiny.
Marie: Does it matter?
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Paper Mountains - Ballet Prelude
Composed by Blair Mowat
Performed by Blair Mowat
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Affinities, Serendipity, Resonance, Universal Code, and more, all in one film.
23 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Although from the synopsis I thought this was not the kind of film I can enjoy, I decided to watch it after reading the (at the moment only) review, by Christian. I must say, he was right. This film is great! It had my complete attention from beginning to end. It is funny, original, mysterious, intelligent, intriguing, sweet, sad, mental, philosophical, emotional, from time to time thrilling. There are names of fictional characters which recall names of famous geniuses, and sort of gags/tributes to them, which to be fully enjoyed require you to at least know, for example, who Isac Newton was and how important for him things like weight/gravity and apples were. And probably if you are a somehow philosophical/mental type you may enjoy some aspects of this film differently. But I am sure that whatever kind of person you are, this film will give you much. And you will not forget it.

If the apparently complicated conversations about philosophical themes sometime confuse you, do not try to follow them. They are there to make you smile, so smile of their complexity, and enjoy the whole of the film, the romance, the comedy, the drama, the mystery. This film is really different. Oh. It was a long time that I was not so deeply and lightly and fully and gently pleased by a movie. The actors are also very good.

Somehow this film reminds me of "Waking Life" and of "I Love Huckabees", for its mixture of mentality and emotionality and comedy.

I do not give it a 10 just because nobody is perfect :D And like Christian wrote: please watch it! Please for you, not for me. Because you will like it. So do not miss this opportunity!


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