BBC iPlayer: Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)

on Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Words: Saam Das

'Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel' (2009)

Director: Gareth Carriwick
Cast: Anna Faris, Chris Dowd, Marc Wootton, Dean Lennox Kelly

SYNOPSIS: "Three ordinary blokes hold the fate of the entire world in their hands when they discover a rift in the space-time continuum in the gents' of their local pub."

'Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel is for anyone who likes sci-fi and/or Anna Faris and/or Chris O'Dowd from 'The IT Crowd' and/or 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'. So pretty much everyone then. Especially as it clocks in at a mere 78 minutes or so, and that's including the brief-but-semi-ridiculous post-credits sequence.

The film essentially is a limited road-trip movie but instead of visiting different places, our three main characters end up inadvertently travelling to different times. Along the way, the films makes several nods to the sci-fi genre, with the screencap above being one such example - referencing a pose on the 'Back To The Future II' poster.

If you enjoy a bit of funny with your sci-fi then you could do a lot worse than 'Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel'. Even though the film is based around a MacGuffin, which is, as ever, really bloody annoying.

Director Gareth Carriwick sadly passed away earlier this year, whose work you can read more about here.

[WATCH] until 11:49pm, Monday 9th August 2010 (UK users only).

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