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Project Almanac (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 30 January 2015 (USA)
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A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... David Raskin
... Jessie Pierce
... Quinn Goldberg
... Adam Le
... Christina Raskin
... Kathy Raskin
... Ben Raskin
... David, Age 7
... Dr. Lou
... Sarah Nathan
Curry Stone ... Male Student
Jamila Thompson ... Marina
... Liv
Hillary Harley ... Blonde
Courtney Bowers ... Jess' Friend
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Storyline

As a group of friends discover plans for a time machine, they build it and use it to fix their problems and for personal gain. But as their future falls apart with disasters, and they come to realize the irreversible ripple effects caused by their time travels, they must decide to fix this once and for all.

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To fix the past, would you risk your future? See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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30 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Almanac  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,500,000, 1 February 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,331,028, 22 March 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,248,241
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2.35 : 1
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One of the characters can be seen watching Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) on a laptop. The film concerns two teenagers who utilize a time machine to complete a history project. See more »

Goofs

Part of the plot revolves around not having enough hydrogen. Hydrogen and Oxygen can be easily made from water and electricity. It's one of the most basic high school science experiments. So hydrogen should never be scarce to these wiz kids. See more »

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Adam Le: You're coming clean.
David Raskin: I can't because I'll lose her.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Loft/Project Almanac (2015) See more »

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What a horrible job of Directing and The DP should be Fired
31 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

I was looking forward to this, but it failed in a big way. The direction was horrible and I don't know who this guy had to sleep with to get the job, but this film is not good. It gave me a headache. He must have missed the first two semesters of film school about telling a story and basic camera moves. Directing 101: Establishing shots, masters, tell the viewer what they are looking at to comprehend. The camera work was a true nightmare! This technique is alright as an effect for one maybe two scenes, but makes a mess of a film when done this way from start to finish. Due to the camera work, the film failed to tell the story. I'm pretty sure the story was good, but with such bad camera work I couldn't tell. I have a hard time with camera work that gets in the way of telling the story, which happened here in a major way.

When this film comes out on DVD I might put it through stabilization software and see what actually happened.

THANKFULLY THE CAST WAS GOOD! And this films saving grace. They were a good group of actors, and the stand out were the girls. The brunette was wonderful as was the blonde (sister), both solid actors, whom I'd love to work with them both on a show.

If you want to watch an entire film of really crappy camera work rivaling Americas Funniest Home Videos, this film is for you.


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