Earlier this year, I heard about a time loop romantic comedy film starring and produced by Andy Samberg (SNL, Brooklyn Nine-Nine). I was immediately sold, and I marked the date on my calendar to get Hulu.
Megan and I watched Palm Springs this past weekend, and it’s quite possibly my favorite movie of 2020 so far (yes, theaters shut down months ago, but we’ve still watched plenty of movies!). It is as advertised–a time loop rom com–but it also goes a bit deeper and offers some elements I haven’t seen in this type of movie.
I’m not going to spoil anything, but if you’re already sold on the concept, go sign up for Hulu (the first month is free) and check out Palm Springs. I highly recommend it. Oh, and it’s probably not for kids.
If you watch it, let me know your thoughts in the comments!
***vague mention below of my favorite concept in the movie***
Palm Springs poses a question I haven’t really considered while watching other time-loop movies like Groundhog Day, Edge of Tomorrow, Russian Doll, and Source Code: What if you actually like the day you’re stuck in? Yes, the whole “living forever” thing could get old, but imagine all the different things you could do if tomorrow never comes. The repetition could actually be a good thing: You will eventually know where to be and where not to be throughout the day, but whenever you want to step outside of what you know, it’s super easy to do that in the modern world. There’s a near infinite number of things you could do in a single day.