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Clare O’Farrell’s blog on books, TV, films, Michel Foucault, universities etc. etc.

My rating: *
Imdb link

It is very hard to know what this low budget science fiction film is actually about. It involves two engineers who develop a backyard time travel device in their spare time. Through using the machine their time travelling doubles develop a life of their own (I think!) and something, but it is not clear what, goes wrong. I like elliptical films but I found this one absolutely incomprehensible and drearily tedious. It is also a mystery why it won a prize at the Sundance Festival in 2004 and why so many of the user reviews on the imdb are so positive.

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