After what felt like an eternity of waiting, Palm Springs is finally here, which given the whole premise of the film, feels ironically apt.
Palm Springs stars Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti as Nyles and Sara, two wedding guests who become stuck in an infinite time loop. As they live the same day over and over, a romance begins to develop.
If it sounds familiar, that's because it is. But whatever similarities Palm Springs has to other time-loop rom-coms, this is where they end; as we wrote in our review: "Time-loops are such a well-worn trope that they really do feel like you've seen it all before. Palm Springs takes that risk and laughs in the face of it."
Part of the movie's uniqueness is down to its stars, whose charismatic and earnest performances make the film. Speaking to Digital Spy, Samberg said: "When I came onto the movie, you know, I worked with the writer, Andy Siara, a lot to bring certain moments more into my wheelhouse. You know, the whole sell is: they genuinely enjoy each other's company, and are having fun together. That is a really hard thing, sometimes, to create.
"In my experience, if you're trying to convince an audience that there's a couple that enjoys each other's company, it really tends to help if they do enjoy each other's company."
Milioti added: "I don't want to play the accessory to a man's story. Sarah really struck me as a full-blooded human.
"Also, she wasn't leaning into the trope that has now become a thing of this Strong Female Lead, that sort of, at its centre, is a bit hollow.
"She was a human. And that's all I've ever wanted to play. And I think the things she goes through are all quite specific to her. I certainly related to them when I read it; so much of that was on the page."
It's a movie we wholeheartedly recommend, which is why it's so exciting to share that Palm Springs is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. If you've never had an Amazon Prime subscription before, you'll also get a 30-day free trial so you can watch Palm Springs for free.
After 30 days, you'll be charged the monthly £7.99 subscription fee so remember to cancel it before the free trial ends (unless you want to continue your Amazon Prime subscription) or you'll be charged.
If you're in the USA, you'll already have had access to Palm Springs via Hulu, where it's still available to watch again and again. When it first landed on the streaming platform, Palm Springs broke the record for most hours watched over the first three days of release on Hulu than any other movie on the platform.
It debuted at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, a score that's slipped minimally since to the heady heights of 95%. There's little to complain about, except that there are moments where you just want more.
That it comes with a stellar supporting cast is hard to ignore, too. JK Simmons' quirky comedy is underpinned by his adept gravitas for the movie's biggest emotional beat. As a philandering girlfriend, Meredith Hagner is empathetic and hugely funny in her brief but memorable moments on screen.
To say Palm Springs is worth watching is an understatement. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll think about goats! We loved it and we bet you will too.
Palm Springs is now available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
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