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Patterson's Wager (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 22 May 2015 (USA)
A man discovers that he has the unpredictable ability to see two minutes into the future.

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O. Corbin Saleken
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Ewanuick ... Charles
Chelah Horsdal ... Audrey
Alex Zahara ... Otter's Dad
Michelle Creber ... Otter
Anne Openshaw ... Otter's Mum
Garry Chalk ... Otter's Grandpa
Gillian Barber ... Madeline
Daniel Jeffery Daniel Jeffery ... Otter's Great Great Grandpa
Andrew Gillingham ... Calvin
Tom McBeath ... Dr. Collins
Vladimir Ruzich ... Police Officer / Family Friend #1
Mark Brandon ... News Anchor
Haley Victoria Hunt ... Allison
Michael Schaldemose Michael Schaldemose ... Creighton Sr.
Rhys Saleken Rhys Saleken ... Creighton Jr.
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A man discovers that he has the unpredictable ability to see two minutes into the future.

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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The film was shot in 12 days. See more »

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Island Roamers
Performed by Fawnfare (Emily Allan and Sierra Lauren)
Written by Emily Allan
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Polished, Low Key Indie Film with Lots of Heart
2 May 2020 | by markc14See all my reviews

With the 2020 Pandemic in full swing, I'm filling up my PVR with lots of Indie films from Hollywood Suite (incorrectly categorized as an 80's flick I might add). This one was a pleasant surprise. Such a heartwarming yet totally unexpected story.

As the capsule summary states, it centers about a person who sees unexpected flashes of the future 2 minutes before they happen. Unlike the 2007 Nicolas Cage film "Next" with a similar premise, there's not a trace of the apocalyptic in this one. Well written, well acted characters who interact in believably kind, human ways in the midst of some unbelievable circumstances. The film is a sincere low key statement about the underlying goodness of humanity that I found oddly touching.

Although it's an Indie film shot in under 2 weeks near Vancouver, BC Canada, the production values are every bit as high as most Hollywood films. Genuinely creative cinematography too. While I found the transition between the present day and 1980's vignettes jarring at times, the story was competently directed and edited. Your puzzlement about the parallel timelines will be resolved in the last few minutes of the film. It brings the whole story together in a surprising yet satisfying way.

Afterward, it occurred to me that I had truly enjoyed watching an entire film without any violence, profanity or anything else that might offend a family audience. Not many films these days that I can say that about. Recommended.


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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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