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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

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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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Raw, realistic to an extent, but you need to use your imagination
23 May 2017 | by jussbSee all my reviews

If you were in a Hollywood movie and you stumbled across a man that said that he'd time-travelled from 1918, I bet you'd help him and there would be amazing special effects. If the same scenario happened to you in real life, I wonder if you'd be more likely to run away and perhaps report him to local services of some sort?

I found this film quite extraordinary, but something about it intrigued me enough to watch it all the way through.

I initially felt that it was obviously very low budget (which it clearly is). Then I felt that the acting was nothing special, until it struck me that the acting was incredibly natural. It all just seemed very real to me which makes a change because in these types of found footage/hand-cam movies I'm used to clichés. There were no corny lines that I noticed.

The reason that I've put in my subject title that you have to use your imagination is because there are parts in the film where I thought "that doesn't explain something", or "you just wouldn't do that, would you?". That is where I had to make allowances. It's confusing in parts. I felt emphasis with the female lead who wasn't sure if she believed the soldier, but she wanted to. - And then her male partner/husband who was very cynical. (That also confused me because at one point, unless I misunderstood, she's gay?).

The script was written beautifully and with realism, the lead actor (and writer) I felt was very handsome. It even picked up on the fact that because of what had happened to him and the fact that he'd been in his uniform for a while, that his body might smell a bit. Little touches to the movie like that are often not noticed or generally not even mentioned.

I suspect that most people won't like this movie. Personally I thought it was very good. Not superb, but very good. 8/10 from me and I'm going to see what else I can find from at least the 2 lead actors in this movie. Particularly the male.


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