Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)

While enjoying a round or two of beers at their local pub, three nerds attempt to make sense of things when they get caught up in a time travel paradox and and attempt to derail an assassination attempt on their own lives.

Staring Chris O’Dowd, Marc Wootton, Dean Lennox Kelly, Anna Faris and Meredith McNeill and Directed by Gareth Carrivick

This film is not a long one, clocking in at a very short run-time of 83 minutes, I have no intent of outdoing it in this review.

Now getting a hold of this film was a journey in itself for me - sure Hercules had his trials - but I had to circumvent region locks on DVDs - one cheap player later however I was in heaven.

This film was an absolute treat - now like all time travel films there is an element of surprise with the plot and this film is no exception, so as a favour to you I’m not going to spoil any of that. What I will say though, this film is tight - no scene goes to waste, you are either laughing out loud, intrigued by the characters (Which are absolutely the best thing this film has going for it) or trying to predict where the plot is going.

Unfortunately this film is not one that is going to be remembered - be it that it was a direct to TV film, that it was a BBC production or the fact that it wasn’t even released outside of the UK - and that is a shame.

Now to be fair, this film is not very complex - this isn’t the thinking persons time travel film, but this film is one that will sit well with anyone who enjoyed the ‘Back to the Future’ franchise and to a lesser extent, ‘Bill and Ted’, and are looking for the spiritual successor to either.

If you like any of the above films at all or are a fan of the cult classic television show 'I.T Crowd' (Also staring Chris O’Dowd) then this film is for you - and seeing as I like all of those things, I highly recommend this film to anyone.

 

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