“TiMER” takes an absolutely amazing sci-fi concept and adapts it to be used in a romantic comedy. And surprisingly, it fits! The idea of having a timer that counts down to a significant life event is fascinating. I have always felt that “In Time” took this amazing concept and completely blew it. Lo and behold, “TiMER” already existed and perfectly executed the idea. It will prompt self-reflection on whether you would want to know if you could, what happens if you fall in love with someone who isn’t your soulmate, and whether there is a preordained plan for us to meet the right one at the right moment. It has the style of a rom-com but the story operates on a much deeper level. The characters are well-written to make us care about their fate, with the acting of Emma Caulfield, Michelle Borth, and John Patrick Amedori helping the characters feel relatable within the sci-fi context. While I enjoyed the film, I wouldn’t recommend it for everyone. It could be a perfect PG-13 comedy for parents and their teens, but then they throw a ton of unnecessary f-words into the script that limits its family appeal. If you are tired of the romantic comedy equation, “TiMER” takes the genre to another level with its unique story.
[Pictured: Would you want to know? The story raises some really interesting questions]