- 1 hr 39 min
Michiel Huisman stars in the 2017 movie 2:22 as Dylan Branson, an air traffic controller living in New York City who becomes obsessed with the patterns and rhythms he notices in the world around him. Dylan's obsession with timing and synchronicity is accompanied by recurring visions of a fiery and catastrophic train crash, which seem to indicate that something terrible is about to happen. While on duty one day, Dylan sees the number 2:22 appear on his radar screen, just before a near-collision takes place in the air. This sends him down a rabbit hole of research into the significance of the number, as well as the history of the Grand Central Terminal clock in New York City, where he first saw the number appear. Along the way, he meets and falls for Sarah (Teresa Palmer), a beautiful and talented artist who helps him make sense of his visions but also has a connection to the train crash that Dylan can't explain. As Dylan's obsession with timing grows more intense, he begins to realize that the patterns he has been seeing may be pointing towards a larger cosmic plan, one that involves him playing a crucial role. But as he tries to unravel the mystery and protect Sarah from harm, he must also confront the truth about his own past and what led him to become so consumed with synchronicity in the first place. Alongside Huisman and Palmer, the film also stars Sam Reid as Jonas, a childhood friend of Sarah's whose own secrets threaten to derail Dylan's investigation. The film was directed by Australian filmmaker Paul Currie and written by Todd Stein and Nathan Parker. One of the film's strengths is its visual style, which incorporates a lot of striking imagery and effects to illustrate Dylan's visions and premonitions. From the swirling clouds and cosmic landscapes that he sees in his mind's eye, to the intricate dance of clocks and gears that he witnesses in the Grand Central Terminal clock tower, the film does a great job of creating a sense of otherworldly beauty and wonder. Another standout aspect of the film is the chemistry between Huisman and Palmer, whose characters have a believable and engaging relationship that adds emotional depth to the story. Their scenes together are some of the most compelling and memorable in the film, as they try to make sense of Dylan's visions and come to terms with their own complicated histories. Overall, 2:22 is a stylish and engaging thriller that combines elements of sci-fi, romance, and mystery to create a unique and intriguing story. While the film's ambitious ideas and complex plot can be a bit overwhelming at times, it is nevertheless a rewarding and satisfying watch for those who enjoy films that blend genres and challenge expectations.