Hulu and Neon Films have released the first fun trailer for Andy Samberg’s time-loop comedy Palm Springs. I had a chance to see the film earlier this year while I was up at Sundance and I enjoyed it! It was a funny and charming film romance film with a time-loop twist.
Samberg plays a character named Nyles who is stuck in a time loop in Palm Springs where he relives the day of his girlfriend’s best friend’s wedding. He meets the bride’s sister, Sarah (Cristin Milioti), at the wedding and after a night of fun with her she ends up following him into a strange cave that causes the time loop and gets stuck in the time loop with Nyles. This is the synopsis for the film.
Stuck in Palm Springs for her younger sister Tala’s destination wedding, family black sheep and reluctant maid of honor Sarah meets carefree Nyles, the date of a vapid bridesmaid. After Nyles bails Sarah out of giving a wedding toast, she quickly realizes that he is actually not a sentimental fool at all and feels drawn to his offbeat nihilism. After their impromptu tryst is thwarted by a surreal, unexpected interruption, Sarah joins Nyles in embracing the idea that nothing really matters, and they begin wreaking spirited havoc on the wedding celebration.
Palm Springs is also described as “a lighthearted romp peppered with thoughtful realizations about the nature of love and loneliness.” The film was a big hit at the Sundance Film Festival, and it scored a record-making $17.5 million right deal with Hulu and Neon films picking it up.
The existential romantic comedy also stars J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes, Tyler Hoechlin, and Peter Gallagher.
Palm Springs was directed by Max Barbakow and written by Andy Siara. It’s set to premiere on Hulu and at drive-in movie theaters nationwide on July 10th.