Friday, 01 July 2011
Recently, I was rained out of a hopeful Saturday outdoors. I noodled around on Netflix and came across an interesting synopsis for a movie I had not heard of before. The film, entitled, TiMER, more or less was about a world where people have the choice in knowing exactly when in their lives they will meet their soul mate.
If one chooses to know, (s)he goes to a TiMER store, pays $79.99, and has a piece of technology basically stapled to his/her wrist. Once registered, the TiMER either immediately displays a time (counting down like a stopwatch) or the screen is blank. Here's the catch: if the screen is blank, it means your soul mate does not have a timer. Clearly, this means that one may never know the exact moment when he/she will meet his soul mate if he relies solely on the device.
This movie kind of tripped me up a bit. At first I thought, "great, this is going to be completely cheesy and unbearable." Then, as it went on, I realized it was more of a mockery than a fairy tale.
In any case, the film raised some questions for me:
If you could, would you choose to know the exact moment during which you meet your soul mate?
Do soul mates even exist?
If this could be real, what happens if somewhere along the line you fall in love with someone who isn't your supposed soul mate?