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Alistair1918 (2015)

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A World War One soldier accidentally time travels to present day Los Angeles and struggles to find a way back to his wife in 1918.

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Annie K. McVey

Writer:

Guy Birtwhistle
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Credited cast:
Guy Birtwhistle ... Alistair
Tom Cano Tom Cano ... Brandon
Bonnie Hallman Bonnie Hallman ... Claire
Annie K. McVey Annie K. McVey ... Poppy
Amy Motta ... Sophie
Devin Schiro Devin Schiro ... Mac
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A World War One soldier accidentally time travels to present day Los Angeles and struggles to find a way back to his wife in 1918.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Savile Park Studios See more »
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Great Britain actually still uses the Imperial system for measuring distance, so in both 1918 and now Alastair would have thought in miles. Nowadays the military does use the metric system for distance measurement to be standard across NATO. See more »

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Good intentions, vision lacking
26 June 2018 | by aimanislamSee all my reviews

The first 20 minutes is as if it were character produced, either for Poppy's documentary or via their computers/phones, etc., which has a Blair Witch effect, but that comes with drawbacks and limitations, so it's mostly abandoned, though the style tries to stay consistent. I'm not sure how a WWI British soldier unexpectedly blown forward in time 100 years would behave, but I'm not sure this Allistair is it (though he fleetingly turns into B. Willis). The only mildly interesting developments that might start to signal some type of meaning is the contrasting attitudes of Poppy and Brandon toward homeless people in general and Allistair specifically, perhaps in contrast with the connection Allistair seems to have with/for his wife. But then the outrageous Monty-Python accent of Sophie unloads a sci-fi package not worthy of anyone suspending their disbelief. And since the characters are all paper thin, the attempt at drama over getting Allistair home feels tired. The payoff for all the choppy, poorly-framed footage we suffered though and whatever sense of authenticity or realism it can muster is in the very last, over-before-you-know-it-scene. I won't give it away, but it wouldn't matter if I did.


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