Review: Timer DVD

STUDIO: Phase 4 | DIRECTOR: Jac Schaeffer | CAST: Emma Caulfield, JoBeth Williams, John Patrick Amedori, Desmond Harrington, Michelle Borth
RELEASE DATE: 6/22/2010 | PRICE: DVD $29.99
BONUSES: commentary, deleted scenes, bloopers, featurettes
SPECS: R | 99 min. | Comedy | 1.77:1 widescreen | Dolby Digital Surround | English subtitles

RATINGS (out of 5 dishes): Movie | Audio | Video | Overall

As if single women on the brink of 30 didn’t have enough to deal with, along comes writer/director Jac Schaeffer’s nifty directorial debut film Timer, a science-fiction/romantic comedy blend that adds an extra layer of anxiety to love and marriage.

In the movie, for a fee, you can have a clock inserted into your arm that tells you to the second when you will meet your true love – provided that he or she has the same device implanted. If not, your clock will appear blank, as is the case with Oona (Emma Caulfield), a dentist who is unable to fall in love because her timer is still blank. Her stepsister Steph (Michelle Borth) has the opposite problem – her timer reveals she has another 5000 days to wait, so she fills her days and nights with meaningless flings. Oona eventually meets and falls for a young supermarket clerk (John Patrick Amedori), but he has a big problem – a timer.

Charming and full of spot-on performances, Timer will appeal to the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind crowd – those who like their romance served with a little science fiction.

The DVD even comes packed with special features, including a commentary and deleted scenes.


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