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Life doesn't offer many guarantees, but in the alternate universe of writer-director Jac Schaeffer's feature debut, the romantic comedy TiMER, people can get a digital clock implanted on their wrist that counts down to the second they meet "the one." It even sounds a little alarm the first time two soul mates look into each other's eyes. The device is not working too well for Oona (Emma Caulfield, who played Anya on Buffy the Vampire Slayer), because her TiMER is blank. That means her soul mate, whoever he is, hasn't yet signed up for the service. So Oona dates guys… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

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"Some of Ms. Schaeffer's plot twists are easy to guess, but everyone's enjoyable to watch."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Make time for this one."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"For all its low budget shortcomings, TiMER has a scruffy charm you just can't buy."
‑ Geoff Berkshire, Metromix.com
"TiMER is not only predicated on a ridiculous premise, but one with a surprisingly muddled message."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"TiMER never rises above the level of a sitcom. All that's missing is the laugh track."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"A romcom is a romcom, however, and at least this one's more charming than most of Jennifer Aniston's career."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"Despite its far-fetched premise Jac Schaeffer's debut feature has a surfeit of low-budget, high-concept indie charm and an adorable lead in Emma Caulfield"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"The lukewarm female talk occasionally grates and the men are portrayed as mind-numbingly simplistic, but on the whole this cyber-Cupid exercise is surprisingly affecting."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out New York
"Jac Shaeffer plays around with the ideas of time and relationships like a malevolent matchmaker, finding plenty of laugh-out loud laughs in the process."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"While sex and science fiction make for strange bedfellows, TiMER takes up this peculiar but intriguing hybrid challenge, perfecting product predictability in romance in a consumer society already fixated on a warranty for nearly everything else in life."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
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