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Project Almanac

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Project Almanac

Dean Israelite (2014)

106min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
It's a brave time-travel adventure that dares reference Looper and the Terminator franchise. Director Dean Israelite's found-footage B-movie is nowhere near as noteworthy as either, and nobody chronicles their life on camcorder 24/7 like they do here, but it's a pretty fast and fun ride through teen angst and "temporal relocation" clichés. Brilliant science student Jonny Weston and his nerdy friends uncover blueprints for a time machine in his late inventor father's basement workshop. Soon they're zipping through time zones making their high-school days more bearable and winning the lottery. But a series of butterfly effects starts impacting on their present with devastating results. Project Almanac shows much more ambition than usual for movies with the tedious subjective camera gimmick, its young characters are intelligent for a change, the script has a winning humorous strain and its top-notch visuals really help the core conceit. A hectic but better than expected entertainment.

Summary

Following the death of his inventor father, a teenager finds plans for a time-travel device. He and his friends decide to build it, and together they embark on an amazing adventure back in time - but soon discover the perils of altering history. Sci-fi thriller, starring Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D'Elia and Sam Lerner.

Cast & Crew

David Raskin Jonny Weston
Kathy Raskin Amy Landecker
Christina Raskin Virginia Gardner
Adam Le Allen Evangelista
Quinn Goldberg Sam Lerner
Ben Raskin Gary Weeks
Jessie Pierce Sofia Black-D'Elia
Sarah Nathan Michelle DeFraites
Director Dean Israelite
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Paramount Guidance: Some swearing, sexual references. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 20 Feb 2015

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