‘Some doors should never be opened’
Multiverse is a 2019 Canadian science fiction film about university students whose Quantum Physics experiment leads to an entangled parallel existence. Formerly known as Entangled
Directed by Indian filmmaker Gaurav Seth (Prisoner X; Sweet Destiny; A Passage to Ottawa) from a screenplay written by Doug Taylor, based on a story co-written with Michael MacKenzie. Produced by Michelle Aseltine (line producer), Bev Bliss and Jason Ross Jallet.
The Always a Pleasure Films-Moving Story 2 Film co-production stars Munro Chambers, Sandra Mae Frank, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Robert Naylor and Marlee Matlin.
Colleagues Loretta, Danny, Amy, Gerry are on the verge of an amazing breakthrough in quantum physics when tragedy strikes. Racing to complete the experiment, Loretta dies in a fiery car accident.
Five months later, as the trio struggle to move on with their lives and the work they’d started, Loretta returns. She’s full of energy, and enthusiasm, seemingly unaware she’s been gone for months. Are they all losing their minds or has something remarkable happened?
Soon, each of them comes face to face with their dead ringer. Professional rivalries and personal relationships surface and the friends realize only one version of them can exist in our reality. A violent correction is necessary to maintain order…
“The only “visual” touch is the tattoos (reading “entangled”) that the new versions of the characters all have, to handily distinguish themselves from the originals. If Multiverse had been able to handle its soapy drama with any kind of maturity or potency, then it might have been fine for it to abandon all logic. But as is, it’s one to avoid.” Combustible Celluloid
” …its final twist, though well forecast and brought crashing into the plot with a certain inevitability, does not, at least at first, appear to make any sense. This, however, is the film’s parting gift – for thinking through the paradoxical mechanics of Entangled (whose very title promises knotty convolutions) constitutes much of the post-viewing entertainment.” Projected Figures
“The direction is serviceable but unmemorable, the story interesting but with a few too many inconsistencies and the acting is, for the most part, flat. Chambers and Mae Frank are by far the most engaging of the actors but their counterparts are all so bland that their energy feels like it’s being sucked into an alternate universe.” Quiet Earth
” …I liked this film: it has strong characters and solid performances; it looks very good, is suspenseful and well written. But I’m afraid that it won’t please the scientific nitpickers out there. And it really needed something — even a few stray remarks dropped in here and there — to set up that final twist.” Rivets on the Poster
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