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Capsule movie review: Palm Springs

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NEW YORK  -- The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by Catholic News Service.

"Palm Springs" (Neon/Hulu)

 

Two guests (Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti) at a wedding in the resort of the title become caught up in a time loop that forces them to relive the day of the nuptials endlessly. In doing so, they gradually fall for each other. Along with presenting a degraded view of sexuality, director Max Barbakow's romantic comedy proposes erotic love as the sole source of relief in a universe that, writer Andy Siara's screenplay implies, is as meaningless outside the trap into which its protagonists have fallen as within it. Skewed values, graphic sexual content, including aberrant acts, drug use, numerous mild oaths, pervasive rough and crude language, obscene gestures. The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

 

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