12:01 (1993)

1201 “You really like me a lot. You just can’t remember it. ” – Barry

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Jul 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A man somehow enters a time warp and keeps reliving the same day where he must find a way to save the woman he adores from being murdered over and over.

My Take on it – I came across this film by accident and was very pleasantly surprised that it was quite interesting to watch things as they play out.

Liked the way that they took the “time warp” themes used in numerous movies and TV shows (most notably at the time, Groundhog Day (1993) and added a suspense aspect to it that makes it even more thrilling to watch.

Yes, it’s a made for TV film, so it isn’t as gripping and thrilling as it could have been had it been released in theaters, but it still was extremely enjoyable to watch.

Jonathan Silverman and Helen Slater have nice chemistry together and they are the kind of couple one likes to “root” for onscreen.

Jeremy Piven has a small part, but still manages to show how funny he can be.

I’m willing to admit that there have been other films or TV shows with a similar theme that are more enjoyable, but this was a fun one to watch the whole way thru.

Bottom Line – Fun idea for a film that takes a Groundhog Day (1993) premise and mixes it up with a thriller plot.  It’s easy to see that this was meant for a TV audience and might have been much more thrilling had it been given a theatrical release.  Silverman and Slater have nice chemistry together and we want them to succeed in their quest.  There are still better films or TV shows with a similar “time warp” premise, but this one was still quite enjoyable specifically because it doesn’t take itself so serious. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – About 27 minutes into the movie, we see a shot of a newspaper article bearing the headline “TIME BOUNCE THEORY POSSIBLE THREAT”, sub-headed “Scientists Predict Experiment Could Cause Time to Repeat”. The shot is clear enough that we can clearly read the main article text, which has nothing whatsoever to do with the headers or with anything happening in the movie. The article text simply consists of the following bit of text repeated over and over again: “For a new practice complete a documentary on Los Angeles dance pioneer Lester Horton, one of his former company members is searching for archival footage as well as presenting a dance performance as a fund-raising benefit. As the new times” (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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