Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

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Still of Dean Lennox Kelly, Chris O'Dowd and Marc Wootton in Frequently Asked Questions About Time TravelStill of Anna Faris and Chris O'Dowd in Frequently Asked Questions About Time TravelStill of Marc Wootton in Frequently Asked Questions About Time TravelStill of Dean Lennox Kelly, Chris O'Dowd and Marc Wootton in Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

While drinking at their local pub, three social outcasts attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 7.1/10 (10,821 voted)

Director: Gareth Carrivick

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Marc Wootton, Dean Lennox Kelly

The script, written by Jamie Mathieson, follows three social outcasts -- two geeks and a cynic -- as they attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum in the middle of a British pub. Faris plays a girl from the future who sets the adventure in motion.

Chris O'Dowd - Ray
Marc Wootton - Toby
Dean Lennox Kelly - Pete
Anna Faris - Cassie
Meredith MacNeill - Millie
Ray Gardner - Mellor
Nick Ewans - Barry
Arthur Nightingale - Old Man


Official Website: BBC Films | Official site |

Release Date: 24 April 2009

Filming Locations: London, England, UK

Opening Weekend: $23,820 (UK) (26 April 2009) (38 Screens)

Did You Know?

As the three main characters leave the cinema there are three posters shown behind them: "A Boys Life" (the original title of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial), "Watch The Skies" (the original title for Close Encounters of the Third Kind) and "Paradox" (working title for Back to the Future Part II).

Continuity: In the café after Ray gets fired from his job, the same extra walks past Ray twice.

[first lines]
Ray: Time travel. It'll turn your brain into spaghetti if you let it. Best not to think about it. Best just to get on with the job in hand. Which is destroying the enemy before they're even born and have a chance to threaten us. We're expecting any resistance to be light, because the ancestors of our enemies have yet to evolve any thumbs... or indeed spines. But that does not change the fact that they may one day evolve into a species that may pose a threat to us. And for that reason, we are going to rain down a fiery death upon them that will turn the surface of their planet into a radioactive desert! Because we are the planetary peace corps! And that is what we do! Now, are you nappy-wearing motherfuckers ready to lock and load, and *get it on*?

User Review

funny ,clever movie...keeps you on your toes...

Rating: 9/10

An enjoyable funny film with a well written story and several surprises which made one or two of the audience in front of me sit bolt upright. The plot is well written with considerable imagination.. and whilst the clever ones amongst you will guess what is coming next , there are a few scenes which caught my audience 'off guard'and made them jump ! I do not want to give the game away, but there are good 'time travel' loops which will amuse those of you who are not even sci-fi lovers. Both the females add glamour.. and whilst there are probably no 'Oscar' performances, the three guys are funny and well cast as 'ordinary blokes'some clever non hi-tech trick shots and surprises right up to the final credits !.. and listening to departing audience comments there were plenty of happy people leaving the theatre.


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