Synopsis: In Repeat. A zealous cognitive psychologist dedicates his life to university lecturing. While tinkering with one of his many experiments he stumbles across an unbelievable discovery-a way of communicating with the other side.
In this mind-bending science fiction drama. Ryan Moore is a cognitive psychologist who invents in his spare time. However, his latest invention seemingly allows him to make contact with the recently deceased. And under the belief that his missing daughter has died. He becomes obsessed to the point of near madness with using the machine to try and contact his daughter. However, along the way, he makes a horrifying discovery.
Tom England is fantastic in the role of Ryan Moore who is not only driven by his curiosity about the machine he seems to have invented but is also driven by personal grief to push his invention further. Charlotte Ritchie also puts in a strong performance as Ryan’s wife Emily who is still struggling with the loss of their daughter and is struggling to understand her husband’s obsession. Nina Wadia makes a brief appearance as Megan who asks Ryan to use his machine to contact her dead husband, which turns out to be a quite important scene in the movie.
Also notable is Ellila-Jean Wood who plays Ryan’s daughter Sam. Who has some pretty challenging scenes in the film, which were further complicated by Covid restrictions that took place during the production. This was also the young actor’s first role.
Repeat, which will get released on streaming services on 15 November is quite a slow burn cerebral movie. It explores the possibility of life after death and uses the main character’s own personal tragedy to drive the plot forward.
Tom England is fantastic in his role of Ryan who is very driven to explore how far he can develop his machine. The plot twist at the end of the film is quite well-executed and also rather interesting. The scenes where Ryan is lecturing and demonstrating his machine are well executed and each presents small clues that build up to the plot twist. Effects wise the movie takes a less is more approach, which really works well for the human drama element of the story.
Overall. If you’re looking for thought-provoking science fiction that explores philosophical questions such as life after death. Then you might quite enjoy this film.
Repeat will release via Digital Streaming Platforms on Monday 15th November.
- Visual Effects9.0
- Incidental Music9.0