Long Story Short

Long Story Short

Long Story Short

Rafe Spall (Trying) leads this fantasy rom-com as a man jumping forward a year in time every day as his life, marriage, and parenthood flashes before him. Co-stars Zahra Newman (Neighbours), Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show), and Noni Hazlehurst (Candy).

Serial procrastinator Teddy (Spall) thinks he has all the time in the world, but after an odd encounter with a stranger (Hazlehurst), he wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that he's jumped forward a year in his life to his first anniversary. His wife Leanne (Newman) is now heavily pregnant, with a full year of marriage behind them that he doesn’t remember living. Trapped in a cycle of time jumps, transported another year ahead every few minutes, Teddy is faced with a race against time as his life crumbles around him. With the help of his best friend Sam (Chieng), Teddy tries to piece together where it all went wrong and, as his life flashes before his eyes, Teddy must learn how to live life in the precious moments to win back the woman he loves, even if it’s just for a second.

2021Rating: M, Coarse language90 minsAustralia
ComedyFantasyRomance

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Long Story Short / Reviews

ABC

ABC

For audiences looking for redemption with their romance. It's a date night fantasy, in time for Valentine's Day, and thankfully, the film's lead actors are worthy avatars.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

[This] time-bending romcom lands with a hollow ‘YOLO’... a strangely prescient time-loop romcom with a distractingly limited scope

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