Daniel loses his wife and son in a car accident. While slowly recovering from his injuries, he rebuilds his son's video camera that was destroyed in the crash. Infused with power from the moment of the crash, the camera develops the ability to stop time when Daniel presses the pause button. This discovery restores Daniel's purpose, and he fills the vacuum in his life by taking responsibility for another victim, Sarah, a newlywed who lost her husband in the same accident. At first Daniel only watches her, then tries to improve her life in small ways. But using his power to "help" becomes an addiction, and the vastness of Daniel's power can do only one thing...corrupt him.
Directed by: Alec Joler
, Ethan Shaftel
. Starring: Scott Cordes
, Annie Tedesco
, Caroline Vinciguerra
, Dan Nichols
, David Fritts
, Mykel Hill
, Sam Cordes
, Walter Coppage
, James Andrew Wright
, Cynthia Hyer
, Sarah Crawford
, Roger Strong
, Brian Hunter
. Music by: Jed Whedon
A man lost his family during a car accident gained a special power through a camcorder. It may not be the most logical idea for a science fiction, but the point here is not about the stupid video camera that got some people here so wrapped up about. forget about the video camera, it's only an vehicle. How about the man had gained the power to suspend time by snapping his fingers? Would you be more happy about that? Human's ignorance have no bound. If you demand logic so much, try explain gravity. Can you? Guess not. How about trying to explain the concept of time, even physicists can not agree on that. What is time exactly? Huh? Good luck explain that. I bet no two people can come up with the exact same answer.
Let's just say that through the event of accident, it seems that this man had discovered a crack on reality as we know. He goes in and out of this crack through a device (stupid camcorder again).
What this movie is really about is the things goes on inside this man's head. What really goes through a man's head after a traumatic event? Have you ever lost all your family in a split second? Guess not. But some reviewer here seem to have a very strong opinion on how should a man grief. And then some other reviewer even go as far as saying that this is not the way this man should use his super power. Are you this man? Do you have super power? How do you know how he suppose to use this super power? So he didn't use his super power in a typical Hollywood blockbuster style, and you got angry and think this doesn't make any sense. Do you know how shallow you all sounded like? A movie finally breaks away from Hollywood cliché of super heroes or super villain, the audience can't take it! More Hollywood cliché please!!! Someone complains that this movie is creepy. It suppose to be creepy! Have you seen Saw? Isn't that creepy? No no no, this is even more creepy than saw. Right... you guys need help. Most of Hollywood's horror movie simply glorify violence and gore to the point of perversion. Now here we have a guy who's not one dimensional, and you all got confused. This guy is actually never intentionally evil, he's just obsessed. He's actually a very sweet guy that willing to die for his love, he just did it in a wrong way. He's more human like than most of the other movie characters I've seen. He may be a creep, but he's a real creep, not your typical Hollywood creep who also turn out to be Satan himself. Typical American mentality: A movie character is either 100% good or 100% evil. Now we have an emotionally vulnerable and sometime confused individual, you all all of a sudden can't seem to relate to that anymore. Reality check: WE ARE ALL VULNERABLE, CONFUSED AND DOWNRIGHT HELPLESS MOST OF TIMES! Unless you are not a real human being.
In the game of love, who had really figured out the right way? Did you? There's another reviewer complains that it defies logic that he falls for her. Can you really explain love??? Like your love is all very well calculated and makes perfect sense. I doubt that's real love. It has to be a very boring one regardless.
In the end, how should a man deal with his loss? How could you know how he suppose to deal with his loss? In this movie, we are presented with a character who channeled all of his emotion towards a self destructing tragic end. Was that less appropriate than the text book of dealing with tragic? If you want the text book version, go talk to a shrink or read up a pamphlet or something.
Here we are given a chance to peek inside the dark abyss of a man's emotion. It can be scary, it can be uncomfortable, it can be creepy. Who's mind isn't? Who doesn't have little dark corner here and there? Has it nothing but eternal sunshine of spotless mind? I doubt it! I seriously doubt it. You know you had thoughts and dark secrets and unexplainable desire and obsessions that you can't tell anyone about it. Here the director is brave enough to let it out in the open, through whatever vehicle he uses, right in front of our naked eyes.
The raw emotion rings true, though it may strike a few nerves.
Review by sobeit712 from the Internet Movie Database.