• georgewwhite

Weekend Pick: Palm Springs (2020)


You probably don't need me to tell you to watch Palm Springs because, let's face it, it's one of the most talked about films of the past year.


But if, for some inconceivable reason, you still haven't watched this hilarious, heartfelt, utterly unique blast of movie then I strongly, strongly encourage you to do so.


And if you have already seen it, I recommend watching it again. And again. And again. And again. And - well, you get it.


Stuck in a time loop, two wedding guests develop a deep connection as they are forced to live the same day over and over again.


Led by the delightful Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti - who form a ridiculously enchanting chemistry from pretty much the first scene - this film is one of the most fascinatingly fun and outright enjoyable releases in years.


Taking the Groundhog Day trope and turning it completely on its head, director Max Barbakow creates a series of ridiculously entertaining scenarios for our characters to navigate - and each and every actor in the film is clearly having a hell of a time.


Yet beyond the comedy there is also a lot of heart, with a deep emotional undercurrent clearly present throughout the entirety of the film. Often going to surprisingly powerful, and sometimes pretty dark, places, Palm Springs has a lot more to say than you'd think.


Smart, fresh and packed with an abundance of talent, get ready for this to become your new favourite film.


Why wasn't it nominated for an Oscar again?


Palm Springs is now available on Amazon Prime.