The K Recommends a Film (October)

Palm Springs (Max Barbakow, 2020).

If you haven’t already seen this creatively absurd comedy, cling to one of the few things that went well this summer in Palm Springs. Not only is it an Andy Samberg banger that’s not painting cops as cool people, it also sold to Sundance for a record 17.5 million and 69 cents. That’s correct, it broke the record by 69 cents.

Palm Springs is a hilarious and surprisingly touching take on the classic Groundhog Day time loop scenario, only with some more ridiculous antics and a more human twist. Despite the entire movie taking place within the same calendar day, there is truly no dull moment in this Hulu exclusive. The premise is fun and fresh, the acting is excellent, and it details a true nowhere-to-be leisure that is beyond lost to society right now. If you don’t want to get drunk and float on a southern California pool after watching this one then I really don’t know what to tell you.

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