The Infinite Man (2014)
August 4, 2023 10:45 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] A man's attempt to construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfires when his quest for perfection traps his lover in an infinite loop.

Starring Josh McConville, Hannah Marshall, Alex Dimitriades.

Written and directed by Hugh Sullivan.

95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Plex and Tubi. Justwatch.

This series, about time loop movies, is one I sponsored myself. I'll be using the tag #DejaVuDay It will be a double-sized batch.

Donate $25 or more to MeFi and you can MeMail me a request for a themed day of your own. I'll fill up the sidebar on FF with six movies that fit your theme.
posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total)
I'm moderately surprised to note that romcom is one of the more frequent subgenres paired with the time loop.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:22 AM on August 4, 2023

I really liked this one. The time travel aspect is taken very seriously, and all works out, which greatly pleases the nerdy pedant in my head. And it's also a nice character drama about learning to accept (or not accept) things you can't change.
posted by mrphancy at 12:24 PM on August 4, 2023

I just watched this based on the recommendation. I appreciated the strict time stream writing, but I am troubled by the lack of resolution of the nearly explicit plot point that Lana is being controlled against her will. By the end I got over feeling like the character was just a blank slate, stand in for the sexual and dominance desires of the protagonist/scriptwriter. She seemed to have a little self determination and a hint of internalization by the end, but it was unfortunately counteracted by the "romantic" coda. If this had been told from Lana's perspective, I could see it very easily as a psychological horror. Sadly, that seems to be the case for many "romantic comedies" written by men.
posted by Illusory contour at 4:36 PM on August 6, 2023

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