Palm Springs

Palm Springs ★★★

This was way better than I expected. Man. What is it about the hypothetical of a time loop that speaks so deeply to the human experience? Is it the resonating, hard to accept truth of our profoundly mundane repetitious lives? Seeing as this was released (and probably made?) in 2020, I have to assume yes. I'm too lazy to look this up, but if this WASN'T written and filmed as a COVID / Quarantine allegory, then damn, these guys really stumbled upon gold. And if they did mean it, well... congrats. They made an effective, entertaining piece about learning to take every day as if it's your last, and to strive to be the best versions of ourselves we can be. While not quite as emotionally powerful as other films of similar veins (About Time / Eternal Sunshine), Palm Springs is a really great & timely entry to the sci-fi subgenre of "the loop".

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