I'm everywhere, b*tch!
Hoyts Melbourne Central - Thursday 26 February 2015, 6:40pm
Running time: 106m
Country: United States
Classification: M (Coarse language and sexual references)
Release date: 26/02/15
Cost: $10 (Optus Rewards)
Rating: 6/10 (ME 3/5, DP 3/5)
When young inventor and aspiring MIT student David (Jonny Weston) finds a video camera his dead father used 10 years earlier, the secrets of his fathers experiments in the family basement are revealed. Along with his friends Adam (Allen Evangelista) and Quinn (Sam Lerner), David works to fulfil his father's vision to build a time machine and, along with his sister Chrissy (Virginia Gardner) and love interest Jessie (Sofia Black D'Elia), travel back in time. The teens soon discover that time travel presents risks as their selfish desires have devastating consequences.
Project Almanac is made up on the footage shot by the teen characters and has a lovely fresh feel about it. The young cast are likeable and handle their roles well although slightly annoying at times. The plot is silly and confusing in parts and the sequence at Lollapalooza goes on far too long, but overall it's a tight film that delivers an entertaining and intriguing story. There are some surprisingly touching moments here too, particularly in sequences that occur all the way back in 2004 (which made us feel particularly old). A perfect film if you're in the mood for a bit of escapist fun. (ME)