Director: Dean Israelite
Cast: Jonny Weston, Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D'elia, Virginia Gardner
Genre: Sci-fi Thriller
Country of origin: USA 2014 106 mins.
Released by PARAMOUNT PICTURES
Dean Israelite's directorial debut has its moments with a likeable cast as it slips along a well worn cinematic time travel sci-fi path.
The predictable plot path's set out. Dad (Gary Weeks) who was a scientist died on nerdy science whizz kid David Raskin's (Jonny Weston) 7th birthday,he wants to get into MIT but times are tough and Mum (Amy Landecker) have have to sell the family home. David finds a home movie of his 7th birthday with a hazy image of himself in the background. Weird. Rooting around in the basement he finds plans for a time machine and with the help of his pals Adam (Allen Evangelista) and Quinn (Sam Lerner), sister Christine (Ginny Gardner) and Jessie (Sofia Black-D-elia) who's got her eye on david sets to work building it. And it works. Time change awaits.
It's back in time, not to change history but to put right a few ordinary things.
Shot with a hand held camera to suggest documentary style 'Project Almanac' isn't going to blow the sci-fi world apart but it's fun for the kids.