Not necessarily "Romcoms" that's a generalisation but Romance movies more along the lines of these that gave off similar vibes…
Sometimes the future is better than it used to be.
A comedy that pays tribute to the science fiction genre -- specifically, the sub-genre of time travel. But here the alternate reality is contemporary New York City where past and future experiences of trust, commitment and denial are cleverly put to the test. Just as Ruby is beginning to relish her first-ever healthy relationship, Sam begins muttering about being a time traveler from the year 2470.
Ever since I saw this a couple of years ago, I've grown to love it more and more each time I see it. It's either about a time traveller named Sam Deed from the year 2470 or it's about a man who thinks he's a time traveller from the year 2470. Ruby, the woman Sam falls in love with in the year 1999, has trouble deciding which one he truly is. She's a New Yorker who has grown pretty desperate to settle down and find "the one," but she's had terrible luck with men. Sam seems like exactly what she needs: sweet, polite, a little nerdy, pretty strange, but sincere. She gets so caught…
I’m a sucker for time travel movies, the kind of mindbenders that deal with the past and alters the future, distorting the line of reality. The "Back to the Future" trilogy was the best of the kind, of course. But this one is disguised as an old-fashioned New York love story.
Marisa Tomei shines brightly as a neurotic single woman sick of dating freaks. In comes Vincent D’Onofrio, who charms and woos Tomei out of her freak streak…until he reveals that he is a time traveler from the year 2430.
Writer-director Brad Anderson assembled a brilliant script, loaded with mind-opening ideas and unabashed romanticism. Whether or not you’re a science-fiction fan, you’ll find D’Onofrio and his tales charming, convincing and extremely delightful.
Basically a low budget, romantic version of Twelve Monkeys. The slight twist being that this time, the audience isn't quite sure if Sam really is a time traveler or not.
Solid performances with an indie sensibility. Not so much so that it feels pretentious or trite however. Quite enjoyable actually; especially as the couple's relationship really gets to the root of the "problem."
An underseen gem is my guess.
I wish I could save good movies from terrible titles and movie posters. This movie is smarter and more surprising then you would think, thanks to an unusual script and two terrific actors.
I think I wouldn't have liked this half as much as I did with different actors. Vincent D'Onofrio and Marisa Tomei really bring character to any role they play. There were definite slow periods in the movie, but they kept it alive.
D'Onofrio's character claims to be from hundreds of years in the future. He comes back in time and he and Tomei fall in love. She's not sure whether he's crazy or just playing around, or really from the future.
I really liked the freeze frame and zooming in that they did several times throughout the movie. It had a 70's feel to it. It especially pleased me that turned out to be a plot point towards the end.
This was an extremely unique take on the romance movie genre. So much so that I even hesitate calling it a romance movie.
So glad that somebody recommended that I go back and watch this because it was well worth the watch. Such a great love story about a sane man and insane woman or is it the other way around. I think that is kind of debatable.
Είναι μια ταινία που δεν έχει αποφασίσει αν είναι ρομ-κομ ή scifi μέχρι το τελευταίο πεντάλεπτο, αλλά τότε είναι αργά.
A stupid and cringe-worthy film that on the surface seems like one I'll like a lot as it sort of the combination of decent to really great movies like K-Pax, Safety Not Guaranteed, About a Time and The Man From Earth. But the result although is interesting and quite promising at first is filled with really horrible and embarrassing acting and surprisingly outdated and honest-to-god THE WORST cinematography and editing.
Very sad that the result becomes almost unwatchable as it doing its way toward the crappy-ly cheesy ending, for the story could have treated and developed so much better without being less romantic (no, scratch that, far more romantic, because the actual film is a step from being a war crime against romance).
I just can't believe that the director of this wrecked thing will actually direct a couple of years later the brilliant and sophisticated The Mechanic. Mind... blown!
Film #17 of the "September 2015 Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
Task #3 A time-travel film!
This film is very hit and miss, as can be expected from films where we aren't supposed to know if the protagonist is completely authentic or insane until the final act. Essentailly, this movie is "Safety Not Guaranteed" before the Duplass bros. A so-called time traveler falls in love with Marisa Tomei while she can't figure out if he's really from the past or has a serious mental condition. Ultimately your opinion of this movie will come down to the last scene.
This is an understated comedy and while providing a smirk here and there, it's not really one that will make you laugh out…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"What if you took Vertigo, removed the tragedy, and then shot it in the default kooky style of romantic comedies in the 90s? Also, what if the Kim Novak role was the lead, and she's a neurotic idiot? In fact, what if everyone was either (a) an idiot, or (b) pointlessly unwilling to communicate? That would be the movie for me!" - NO ONE
Surprisingly fantastic. Anderson's thriller skills translate perfectly into this romance film, which transform it from a simple genre film to a near masterful investigation of relationships and intimacy, with broscience-tier existentialism thrown in for added pizzazz. One of the most underappreciated films of the aggressively casual years.
This may not be a masterpiece, yet it may as well be in the Top 5 Rom-Coms I've seen in my life (mind you I'm not a fan of Romantic Comedies).
This film is incredibly and intelligently well written. It's sexy and amazingly acted.
Clever screenplay and dialogues. Diabolically genius directing by Brad Anderson and the superb, full of life performance of both leads, especially Marisa Tomei.
I love this kind of Science Fiction films, low budget, great script, great acting and great direction.
The chemistry between Marisa Tomei and Vincent D'Onofrio is incredible, the rest of the cast is magnificent in their roles.
Ending is superb.
P.S.: It is also a Love Story! : P
For my dissertation. I'm going for a more metaphysical rather than sci-fi genre approach to time travel, hence the inclusion…