2:22 – A Psychological Drama on Patterns, Repetition

2:22 psychological film

The story of the psychological drama 2:22 leads an interesting concept of repetition of events and the patterns that let those happen. In the recent past, we have watched movies that involve the concept of time repeating itself or time-loop that has been fascinating. At the same time, other ideas like the question between destiny, circumstance, and coincidence also sound odd but interesting. The film 2:22 delves into these lines.

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

As a result, one day his inadvertence nearly killed many passengers as two planes come into a mid-air collision. Suspended from his job for a month, he soon starts noticing things in his life that start happening exactly at the same time every day.

2:22 - A Psychological Drama on Patterns, Repetition
Teresa Palmer and Michiel Huisman in 2:22

As Dylan’s life drives him more into disorientation, 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.

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

The film 2:22 is a good thriller with a nice concept and a few 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. In the end, director Paul Currie managed to correlate reality and fantasy by bringing his characters closer but that looks too simplistic an explanation.

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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