Project Almanac Thursday, 20 June 2019

Project Almanac

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch:

    The most awesome film ever (hey! I'm sure that's not what I wrote!)

  • Starring:

    Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, Virginia Gardner, Amy Landecker, Gary Weeks, Macsen Lintz, Gary Grubbs, Michelle DeFraites

  • Directed by:

    Dean Israelite

  • Running time:

    106 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are thrown through the air/to the ground, bullied, hit by a car, pursued, hit with objects. Footage/images of plane crash. Explosions, break and enter, smashed glass, objects thrown/hit, burning objects. Yelling, arguing. Fatal car accident, killing Hitler mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody hand, face, mouth. Bruising. Patients in hospital beds/on crutches, injured friend. Dead people (plane crash victims) mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Teen couple in bed together (after implied sex). Kissing, ogling. Shirtless men, cleavage, skimpy clothing, bikinis. References to masturbation, sex. Stripper, having sex mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer). Gambling (lottery).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Friggin', s-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Teenage, gender, genre, high-school, nerd stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Time travel, temporal relocation, found footage, father-son relationships, cause and effect, experiments, scholarships, siblings, static electricity, fusion, electromagnetic energy, Lollapalooza 2014, social media, BFFs, school bullying, lottery wins, butterfly/ripple effect, consequences, popularity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased father mentioned. Hospital setting. Dog, helicopter, planes. Flickering/strobe lights, welding sparks, soldering, power blackout, fireworks.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Smart, enjoyable, self-aware, fun, silly, charming, funny, clever, entertaining, light, good, agreeable, fleet, fast, jaunty. Good actors, likeable/convincing cast, committed performances, solid script, compelling storyline, decent effects, plenty of time-travel film references, easy-going/small-scale jaunts, brazen product placement, cool cameo.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Stupid, sexist, predictable, gimmicky, shallow, unimaginative. Emotionall stunted, weak female characters, quarter-baked storytelling, hand-held camera gets tiresome/distracting/queasy, brazen product placement.

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