2:22 – A psychological drama on patterns, repetition

2:22 psychological film

Last updated on November 21st, 2018 at 12:20 pm

The story of the psychological drama 2:22 leads an interesting concept of repetition of events and the patterns that let those happen. In recent past we have seen movies that involves time repeating itself and the sole question between destiny, circumstance and coincidence remains fascinating.

2:22 follows New York City air traffic controller Dylan (Michiel Huisman), who is someone great at his job but often finds himself in distraction, as he has visions of patterns and numbers making him confuse.

As a result, one day his unmindfulness nearly killed many passengers as two planes come into a midair collision. Suspended from his job for a month, he soon starts noticing things in his everyday life that happen exactly at the same time every day.

As Dylan’s life drives him more into mental confusion, he meets a young woman Sarah (Teresa Palmer) who was in one of those planes. As they start knowing each other, they discover that they share the same birthdate. They fall in love with each other and here the film looks more like some romantic drama. However, it turns out that whatever happens around him are not mere coincidences.

Teresa Palmer and Michiel Huisman in 2:22
Teresa Palmer and Michiel Huisman in 2:22

Dylan keeps finding himself at the Grand Central Station at 2:22 p.m. and also starts visualizing people, voices and a woman who gets killed by a man. His life and relationship with Sarah becomes complex with that underlying pattern and also the introduction of Sarah’s exboyfriend Jonas (SAM REID).

The film 2:22 is a good thriller with a nice concept and couple of good performances. However, the first half of the film looks a bit clumsy with too many tricks happening around, and you hardly get any idea of the intention of the film (that doesn’t mean it adds any thrill). In the end, director Paul Currie managed to correlate reality and fantasy by bringing his characters closer but that looks too simplistic.

Watch the 2:22 Movie Trailer



Directed By:
Paul Currie

Written By: Todd Stein, Nathan Parker
Cast: Teresa Palmer, Michiel Huisman
Release Date: June 30, 2017

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