|09.20.07||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2007|
One day while a guy sits in his backyard looking into the woods with his binoculars, he sees an unbelievably gorgeous woman taking off her shirt. Little does he realize that this will set off a chain of events leading to him travelling back in time three times. It's a smart, tight, entertaining puzzlework of the time travel concept that explores both the inevitability of time and how fragile it is. I really liked this film a lot.
During the Q&A, someone asked the director (very funny but apparently he has that unbelievably hot topless girl as a girlfriend so I hate him) whether the film was about this guy being unable to change events in time or trying hard to keep the house of cards from falling. The director answered that the guy is unable to change anything even though he tries... which is interesting because I thought the movie was about the exact opposite. Because through the course of the movie, this guy gets the crap beaten out of him trying to make everything work out alright and ultimately has to do a pretty bad thing (hence the title) but I thought it was because he wanted to keep existing and not blow up time, not that it was because he was forced by the unseen hand of fate. Either way, (and I'm sure the director's wrong and I'm right by the way), it's a very well-executed idea that I can easily see becoming a cult favorite due to the new dimensions that repeat viewings would bring to it. Like I said, I really liked it a lot.