A romantic-comedy with a time-loop twist? Sounds like a fun enough film to watch with friends. So we picked the 2020 ‘Palm Springs’ directed by Max Barbakow. Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti play Nyles and Sarah, two strangers who meet at a wedding and find themselves re-living the same day again and again.

The best bit about Palm Springs is how the film doesn’t take itself too seriously and is filled with fun moments. And despite being a light surreal comedy, it also managed to make its viewers seriously ponder upon the question – if given a chance, would you be okay with being stuck in the same day?

The cinematography is vibrant, with a dash of colors juxtaposed against the desert. Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti have a refreshingly sparkling chemistry. The two have a lot of fun moments in the story and really look like they had a great time shooting the movie. Andy’s character Nyles is a bit of a man-child, who’s reconciled himself with the reality of waking up the same day every day, so he tries to make the best out of it. However, Milioti as Sarah is more serious and instead of just wasting the same day again and again, decides to do something about it. Her character is quite layered and believable.

It’s been a while since a movie under the ‘romantic comedy’ genre had me laughing so much. A talented cast is just an added bonus to the sharp, modern and witty script. Everyone in the support cast with their little cameos are fantastic. J.K Simmons in his brief role as Roy is a riot, a man who Nyles draws into the ‘time loop’ mess. Camila Mendes is sweet as Sarah’s younger sister.

If you are looking for a fun comedy to watch with friends, ‘Palm Springs’ is a pretty good pick. I loved it. And it’s a 8/10 from me. It’s available to stream on Netflix.

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