Shuffle is the tale of a man who begins experiencing his life out of order; every day he wakes up at a different age, on a different day of his life, never knowing where or when he's going to be once he falls asleep.
Two strangers find their lives colliding in an impossible way. Alex is a methodical cargo thief working for a dangerous cartel. Sam is a determined paramedic trying to save the world while running from her past.
After the government shuts down his project on time travel, a brilliant quantum physicist must find a way to continue his research in order to travel back in time and prevent his fiance from being killed.
Anne Clare Lush,
Three friends find themselves trapped in an underground parking garage. They soon discover it is no ordinary parking garage with doorways leading into the past and future and floors that ... See full summary »
Ho boy.... Where to start with this dumpster fire of a film. Look, I like me some Sci-fi, especially about time paradoxes. I'm willing to suspend disbelief and overlook science movie mumbo jumbo; I'm willing to forgive bad acting; I'm willing to ignore continuity errors; I'm capable of overlooking bad, soap opera lighting; I will even go as far to turn a blind ear to the cheeseball score that sounds like it was borrowed from the Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and every craptacular, early 90s Stephen King film. But for the love of all that his holy, I cannot ignore all of them at once!!!
This movie is an "I hate Daddy" whinefest masquerading as an intelligent time paradox movie, which it tries to steal from the better examples of the latter and comes up horribly short. The scientific research probably consisted of a Wikipedia search on time travel, mixed in with big words in the wrong place and nonsensical equations written down in an attempt to seem smart. The acting has all the subtlety and range of a highschool melodrama (seriously, the only casting requirement was "can you cry a bunch and call out 'Brian' a bunch" for the lead) and the supporting characters are 2D cut outs of movie tropes. Come to think of it, the protagonist is a 2D stock character of the angsty teen girl with some ability that makes her special. Lazy editing features a cafe scene that switches from day to night and back again and the rest of the interior scenes are shot with so much top light that it's just silly (the camera work is decent, though).
I secretly hoped that at some point in the movie, Mike Nelson or Joe would appear at the bottom of the screen and, with the help of his robot friends, vastly improve the viewing experience. Sadly, there's nothing under that Christmas tree for me.
I gave three stars because the camera work pulls off some nice shots... It's about the only redeeming quality to this boneheaded, lazy, unoriginal and overall dumb film.
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