I don’t know about you, but when I hear about another time loop movie my eyes start to glaze over. It’s like everybody and their filmmaking grandmother uses this tired trope, and only occasionally do you get a true gem like Palm Springs. Well, here comes another one. The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is a little bit like last year’s hit Andy Samberg rom-com, except it features teens in a seemingly endless love story.
The cast is led by Blockers and Freaky star Katherine Newton, who has really been on a roll lately, even scoring the role of Cassie Lang in Ant-Man 3. She’s joined by Kyle Allen, Jermaine Harris, Anna Mikami, Eighth Grade‘s Josh Hamilton, CSI‘s Jorja Fox, and Al Madrigal who was fantastic in The Way Back.
SYNOPSIS:The film tells the story of quick-witted teen Mark, contentedly living the same day in an endless loop whose world is turned upside-down when he meets mysterious Margaret also stuck in the time loop. Mark and Margaret form a magnetic partnership, setting out to find all the tiny things that make that one day perfect. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how – and whether – to escape their never-ending day.
Lev Grossman wrote the script based on his own short story, and directed for the screen by Ian Samuels.
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things hits Amazon Prime on February 12th. Valentine’s Day movie, maybe?