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Frequently Asked Questions about Time Travel

  • Sci-fi
  • Comedy
  • 2008
  • Gareth Carrivick
  • 79 mins
  • 15

Summary

Science-fiction comedy starring Chris O'Dowd, Dean Lennox Kelly, Marc Wootton and Anna Faris. Following his sacking from a theme park, sci-fi fan Ray decides to drown his sorrows with friends Pete and Toby at the local pub. There he meets a woman who claims to be an actual time traveller, but his scepticism about her claim is soon dispelled when the three pals discover a hole in the space-time continuum in the gents toilet.

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

Two Pints of Lager director Gareth Carrivick betrays his sitcom roots with this sub-par time-travel comedy. Three slackers (including The IT Crowd's Chris O'Dowd) walk into their local pub and discover a hole in the space-time continuum located in the gents toilet. Future babe Anna Faris materialises to mend it and advises the friends on how to avoid multiple versions of themselves in parallel universes. Resembling a leftover Red Dwarf sketch padded out to feature length, this is a scattershot blast at all things sci-fi and geeky, but Carrivick and screenwriter Jamie Mathieson fail to locate the joke. With no flashy visuals or special effects, just mentions of many fan-boy favourites in an attempt to compensate, the dingy action is conspicuously small-scale and virtually laughter-free. Most of the budget must have gone on Scary Movie star Faris who, looking uncomfortable and distinctly out of place, sums up the entire mood of this nerdy fantasy.

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Credits

Cast

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RayChris O'Dowd
PeteDean Lennox Kelly
TobyMark Wootton
CassieAnna Faris
MillieMeredith MacNeill
MellorRay Gardner
BarryNick Ewans
Old manArthur Nightingale

Crew

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DirectorGareth Carrivick

Details

Theatrical distributor
Lionsgate UK
Released on
2009-04-24
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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