If you're looking for an offbeat quirky comedy then check out Palm Springs. Starring Adam Samberg (That's My Boy), Cristin Milioti and J.K. Simmons, Palm Springs is the story of a guy trapped in an eternal time loop.
Waking up every single day on November 9th, Nyles (Samberg) is with his girlfriend, a bridesmaid at the wedding of Tala & Abe. Every day starts the same but on this occasion, he gets together with sister-of-the-bride Sarah (Milotti). During their hookup, Nyles is attacked by a guy called Roy (Simmons – The Front Runner) and as he tries to get away, Sarah follows him into a cave and boom, the universe sucks her in, and instantly she wakes up to find out that the day has started all over again.
A hysterical Sarah doesn't know what to do and must pair up with Nyles to live the same day over again and again. With each iteration, the duo try new things, have fun, and generally try to make the best of a very bad situation.
Over the course of their endless loop, they become good friends but things go wrong when Sarah decides she cannot live like this for eternity and goes off in search of a way out. Will they be stuck forever in Palm Springs or will Sarah find a way to free them of their eternal hell?
Palm Springs is a very easy-to-watch film. It's unpretentious and charming and has enough little twists and turns to keep you engaged all the way through. Samberg, who also wrote the movie, is perfect as a jaded guy resigned to his fate and the onscreen chemistry with Milotti is perfect as they bond over their insane situation.
It's really difficult to dislike this movie even if we have seen similarly themed productions in the likes of Russian Doll, Boss Level, Groundhog Day and Happy Death Day 2 U. The difference here is that this movie is really about just two people in a time-loop and it rarely deviates from that premise. It's a gem and it whizzes by leaving you feeling warm and fuzzy.