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Time Freak (2018)

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A genius teenage boy is in love with a girl who breaks up after a year. He invents a time-machine and tries to fix the break-up repeatedly. He finally goes a year back with his friend/advisor to fix the bad days.

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Andrew Bowler
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Cast

Credited cast:
Asa Butterfield ... Stillman
Sophie Turner ... Debbie
Skyler Gisondo ... Evan
Will Peltz ... Ryan
Aubrey Reynolds ... Blue Ribbons
Jillian Joy Jillian Joy ... Carly
Joseph Park Joseph Park ... Andy
Caden J. Gregoire Caden J. Gregoire ... Kyle
Cassie Williams Cassie Williams ... Player
Coral Chambers ... Den Mother
Joey Miyashima Joey Miyashima ... Professor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicole Duke ... Waitress
Rebecca Flinn-White
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Storyline

Physics prodigy Stillman (Butterfield) is destined for great things, only to be derailed when his girlfriend, Debbie (Turner) suddenly dumps him. But Stillman isn't beaten, he does what any heartbroken genius would do - he invents a time machine to get a second chance at love.

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If at first you don't succeed, build a time machine.


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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2018 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Time Freak See more »

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Gross USA:

$10,003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$266,490
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Cute and Fun But Missed The Mark for Greatness
20 March 2019 | by DellrayRotarSee all my reviews

This is a fun lighthearted movie that reminds me of Being Erica or TNG episode called Tapestry - where you can go back in time and change past mistakes to produce an ideal outcome. As you can guess, the lesson learned is that manipulating the past does not lead to the perfect outcome. Good idea although nothing new.

What I like about the movie? Skyler Gisondo as the friend Evan IS the heart and humor of the movie. I would watch it again just for his comedic performance that kept me in stitches. I looked forward to each and every scene he was in and he did not disappoint.

What could have been better? I didn't feel the chemistry between the two main leads. I believe that part of the problem lies with how Stillman was written and partially the casting choice.

While Sophie Turner was okay as Debbie, I feel that Zooey Deschanel would have been a better choice. If I closed my eyes and just listened to the voices, it almost sounded like that's what Sophie was going for.

Asa Butterfield as Stillman came off as a bit conceited and whiny. It was hard to feel sympathy for him at any point. The scriptwriter could've made him more likeable and a different casting choice would've helped also. Maybe someone like Adrian Grenier in She Drives Me Crazy (1999)? Someone that you feel sorry for would've helped.

If the script was tweaked a little and different people cast in the leading roles, this would've easily been an 8. They didn't do anything wrong and there were genuinely funny moments, but it lacked that certain spark that could've really made it great.


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