Palm Springs, starring the ever-hilarious Andy Samberg (That's My Boy), Cristin Milioti, and J.K. Simmons, is a movie that turns the classic romantic comedy on its head with a quirky twist.
At its heart, it's about two people who find themselves trapped in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again. Imagine waking up to the same events, the same people, and the same party every single day!
While it sounds repetitive, the movie cleverly navigates through this concept, offering both laughs and unexpected moments of depth.
If you're in the mood for something a little different but still heartwarming, this film is worth watching.
What Is Palm Springs About?
Waking up every single day on November 9th, Nyles (Samberg) is with his girlfriend, a bridesmaid, at the Palm Springs wedding of Tala & Abe.
Every day starts the same, but on this occasion, he gets together with the reluctant maid of honor 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 repeatedly in what they now know is a time loop.
With each iteration, the duo tries new things, has fun, and generally tries to make the best of a terrible situation.
Throughout their endless loop, they become good friends and embark on a budding romance. But things go wrong when Sarah decides she cannot live like this for eternity and goes off searching for 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 Official Trailer
Is Palm Springs Worth Watching?
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.
Directed by Max Barbakow, who co-wrote it with Andy Siara, the film stars Andy Samberg, who 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.
Their dynamic and genuine chemistry is a joy to watch, making the journey of their repeated day both hilarious and touching.
While time loop narratives aren't new, Palm Springs brings a fresh perspective to the genre. The movie adds its own spin, blending humour, romance, and existential contemplation in a way that feels both innovative and familiar.
Overall, one of the standout qualities of Palm Springs is its ability to weave together moments of laugh-out-loud comedy with poignant reflections on life, love, and personal growth.
It's not just a movie about being stuck in a time loop; it's a deeper exploration of what it means to truly connect with someone and find meaning in life's routines.
Palm Springs Movie Cast
Andy Samberg as Nyles, a wedding guest who gets stuck in a time loop
Cristin Milioti as Sarah Wilder, half-sister of the bride Tala
J. K. Simmons as Roy Schlieffen, another person trapped within the time loop
Peter Gallagher as Howard Wilder, Sarah and Tala's father
Meredith Hagner as Misty, Nyles's girlfriend
Camila Mendes as Tala Anne Wilder, the bride
Tyler Hoechlin as Abe Schlieffen, Tala's fiancé
June Squibb as Nana Schlieffen, Abe's grandmother
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