It’s that old story: Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, boy turns out to be a time travelling assassin and the girl is his target. Now what? As it turns out, Same Boat does a surprisingly good job of finding the balance between a kitsch self-aware low budget comedy and an actually engaging and watchable movie. Yes, that reveals some of my bias towards modern indie comedies! Much of what works on screen comes from the performances of the leads who bring a rom-com energy to a film that could have easily been painfully daft and amateur.
James (Chris Roberti, who also directs) and Mot (Julia Schonberg) are part of a squad from the 25th century who travel back in time and kill specific people in an attempt to improve the future. The film doesn’t really spend much time on the many conundrums of traveling back in time to alter things, but that’s an acceptable omission in the pursuit of an engaging story. To be clear, Same Boat is a rom-com masquerading as sci-fi, not…
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