Project Almanac Sunday, 22 September 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)


    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.


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


    Alcohol (beer). Gambling (lottery).


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


    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.


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


    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.


    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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