A Thousand Kisses Deep

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Mia (Whittaker) returns home to witness her elderly neighbour committing suicide. Finding a picture of her old lover Ludwig (Scott), she takes it on herself to ask the building's wizened super for help. He introduces her to an unusual facet of the property: its time machine.


Jodie Whittaker takes a trip through her own past in this ambitious if flawed Brit flick. She’s Mia, a troubled young woman who suddenly discovers she can time travel via the lift in her apartment block, visiting different periods of her life — both observing and intervening in an attempt to right past wrongs. It’s an entertaining set-up and complex enough to hold the attention. But the fact that nobody recognises the current-day Mia with a slightly different haircut seriously undermines the story’s credibility. There are decent performances from Whittaker and Dougray Scott as her abusive lover, but while it’s a curiosity for time-twist fans, this hardly feels big-screen worthy.

It's brimming with bold ideas but none entirely come off, despite a willing cast and solid performances from the leads.