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Palm Springs: a curious time-loop rom-com that doesn’t disappoint.

The Golden Globe-nominated film plays with themes already explored but adds a twist to it that takes you along for the ride.


Palm Springs has a very bizarre beginning for what appears to be a run-of-the-mill romantic comedy. The film centers around two characters attending a wedding. First, we meet Nyles, played by Andy Samberg. He doesn’t seem to care about anything, wearing a Hawaiian shirt to the reception and drinking beer after beer. Then we meet Sara, played by Cristin Milioti. She’s the bride’s big sister and seems to not have a care in the world. Still, these two don’t know each other. Not yet anyway. There’s a sense that this is not the start of the story, and in fact, it’s not. We’re dropped right in the middle of it. Then, right before these two have sex, Nyles gets hit with an arrow while a crazy man chases after him; a confirmation that this will just get weirder. He doesn’t seem surprised, but Sarah screams, “What the fuck is happening,” and I completely understand her sentiment. Finally, they go into a mysterious cave which is what triggers the infinite time-loop, making them re-live the wedding day forever.

What happens next is nothing short of confusing, chaotic, funny, compelling, a