パームスプリングスのレビュー–結婚式の鐘が鳴るグラウンドホッグデー

t’s an unexceptional wedding. おそらくカクテルバーの美学は安っぽい側面のタッチです. おそらくいくつかの性的不幸があります. 確かにビールはたくさん消費されます, そのほとんどはNylesによるものです (アンディ・サムバーグ, excellent in a role that harnesses his comic talent but hones it into a performance of unexpected depth). But what です unusual is the location, next to a portal that leads to what Nyles nonchalantly describes as “one of those infinite time loops you might have heard of”. It’s a sly nod to the fact that cinema has been caught in this particular high concept before. But surface similarities to マーモットの日 are relegated to background noise, thanks to the crisp writing and the nihilistic bite of the humour.

When we join the wedding, Nyles has already been caught in the loop for long enough to have relinquished hope and any pretence of giving a damn. But the endless inevitability is disrupted when Sarah (Cristin Milioti), sister of the bride and a velvet-eyed car crash of a woman, is sucked into the same repeated day. And the infinite grind of repetition suddenly takes on an element of fun.

An insouciance of approach is evident in the film’s synthetic colour palette of Hawaiian shirt primaries and visual gags, such as the yin and yang placement of two inflatable pizza slices in a pool. But there are weightier themes. It’s a film about fatalism versus fierce and emphatic free will; settling versus risking it all. Covid brings an added resonance: what is true love, 結局, if not actively aching to spend time with the person with whom you’ve been flung together for what seems like an eternity?

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