“Palm Springs might be one of my favorite romantic comedies in the last decade.”
Palm Springs might be one of my favorite romantic comedies in the last decade. The movie stars Andy Samberg as Nyles and Cristina Milioti as Sarah who finds themselves stuck in an endless time loop where they have to keep reliving the same day, which happens to be the day of Sarah’s sister’s wedding. Putting aside the obvious Groundhog Day comparisons the movie really does an incredible job of building on its premise and coming up with unique ways to push the story and characters forward. Saying much more about the plot would ruin the movie for a lot of people so the best advice I can give is don’t read too many reviews which seem to go out of their way to spoil some of the plot mechanisms.
Milioti was beautiful and charming as expected but I was really surprised by how well Samberg fit into this kind of role. Of course, he had a few moments where he could be completely silly but he was also really believable as a broken guy trapped in an endless loop who has given up hope. A couple of his lines and the way he showed emotion during the conflict was really remarkable.
The cast is also littered with great actors who all get a true moment to shine from J.K. Simmons to Peter Gallagher. Without giving too much away let’s just say in one of the loops Samberg and Simmons party together and it was the hardest I laughed during the movie.
I feel bad making this review so short but I also know you’re at home, you have nowhere to go, and I don’t want to spoil some of the surprises of the movie because I went into it thinking it would be an extended Lonely Island skit and it is so much better than that on every level. To tell you why would ruin that experience and at the end of the day, I am refusing to ruin your experience.
I guess I can spoil this… did you like Avengers: Endgame? They mention Quantum Physics in this and the multiverse so there you go. Have at it!