- 1 hr 29 min
Slipstream is a 2005 science-fiction film directed by David van Eyssen and stars Sean Astin as Stuart Conway, a man who discovers he can slip through alternate universes. Alongside Astin, Vinnie Jones plays Agent Norton and Ivana Milicevic stars as Michelle. The film's score is composed by Elia Cmiral. The story begins with avid surfer and writer Stuart Conway having an idyllic day out on his boat with girlfriend, Ava Gardner (played by Lola Glaudini). However, things take a strange turn when Stuart becomes stranded in a bizarre storm unlike anything seen before. After being struck by lightning, he discovers he has the ability to slip through parallel universes, and must navigate them to save Ava from a terrible fate. Juggling time and space, Stuart is forcibly recruited by an agent named Norton (Jones), who works for a mysterious organization known as "Slipstream." Stuart is tasked with helping Norton's team apprehend a fugitive known as "The Seeker" (played by Kevin Otto), who possesses similar abilities. As Stuart slips through different universes, he faces a different version of himself in each, ranging from successful writer to convicted killer. Stuart's will to save Ava is unwavering and his resolve leads him to confront the Seeker in a final showdown, where the fate of the multiverse rests in the balance. David van Eyssen infuses Slipstream with an impressive amount of visual style, utilizing digital effects and quick cuts to create a surreal, almost dream-like atmosphere. The movie offers viewers a unique take on the multiverse concept, delving into the consequences of time and space travel while questioning our own reality. Sean Astin delivers a captivating performance as the film's protagonist, displaying an impressive level of emotional range and depth as Stuart navigates parallel universes. Opposite him, Vinnie Jones plays the stern Agent Norton with a trademark intensity and charisma that makes him an imposing presence. Slipstream also features a noteworthy supporting cast, including Ivana Milicevic, who portrays Stuart's ex-girlfriend turned ally, and Kevin Otto, who delivers a compelling performance as the Seeker. The film's score, composed by Elia Cmiral, complements the film's visuals and story perfectly, creating a sense of otherworldly mystery and adventure. Slipstream is a unique and enthralling sci-fi flick that stands out for its creative storytelling and captivating performances.