2:22 (2017)

Interesting concept film borrowing a Groundhog Day concept that works for the most part.  This Australian film set entirely in New York City (but mainly shot down under with a marvelous recreation of Grand Central Station) features Michiel Huisman of Game of Thrones as an air traffic controller who almost crashes two planes together at JFK at 2:22PM.  He’s suspended, meaning he will have all sorts of time on his hands to meet cute adorable art gallery manager Teresa Palmer at a ballet (!).  As they seem to have some sort of connection, he finds that she was aboard one of the planes he almost collided.  He also notices that things start to repeat themselves every day, but with a twist.  No matter where he is every day at 9AM, something drips on him.  Different pedestrians say the same things every day.  He starts to freak out and gradually finds clues that he and she may have been different people/lovers at another time in that beautifully reconstructed Grand Central Station.  2:22 gets a little goofier as it heads towards its implausible ending, and it might be  a little harder to suspend your disbelief as the film heads for its final set piece, but I found 2:22 to be pretty good til the last act.  You could do worse.

 

TLA one-word review: unexpected

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