Palm Springs

Published June 5, 2021

Palm Springs

Film info

  • Title Palm Springs
  • Director Max Barbakow
  • Year 2020
  • Run time 1hr 30m
  • Genres Mystery, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Comedy
  • Tagline Today, tomorrow, yesterday, it's all the same

When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, and each other.

Live blog

3:11It is VERY bright.
7:00Boggles my mind people who can open a can with one hand.
14:26“Today, tomorrow, yesterday, it’s all the same.”
18:37“It’s one of those infinite time loop situations you might have heard about.”
18:57I’d drink a lot of beer in this situation too.
20:38His snap does something else entirely.
23:59Glitch in the matrix, for sure!
29:31Ancestors vs answers.
36:26“Didn’t work. Life is meaningless. Let’s get the fuck out of here.”
43:59All his metaphors are about beer and chocolate.
52:05“We have to deal with the things that we do.”
58:10A fork is always a terrifying weapon.
1:06:17Yay for using the time to learn something!
1:10:49Are they going to give Roy a way out too?
1:18:54Spoken punctuation as a loophole.
1:20:03“That was a grammatical nightmare.”
1:24:32They didn’t forget ROY! Phew.


Any movie that involves a time loop situation is going to be compared to Groundhog Day, it just is. Thankfully, this one doesn’t fare too badly! The logic of the problem is mostly sensible, although there were a few strands left dangling. Samberg and Milioti bounce off each other really well, and I liked how differently they approached the situation. Nyles was totally worn down by it all, Sarah uses the time to learn everything she possibly can about how to get out.

And they didn’t forget Roy. Phew!

Rating: 3 / 5

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