“The Map of Tiny Excellent Issues” is an nearly excellent Valentine to teen romance, set to open Feb. 12 simply in time for V-Day. The movie stars two completely photogenic and fascinating 17-year-olds, Margaret (Kathryn Newton) and Mark (Kyle Allen). They’re each caught in some sort of time loop the place the identical day repeats time and again.
After watching Mark undergo a number of similar 24-hours, he spots one thing new—a curly haired blonde carrying overalls and boots regardless of the recent summer time day. It is a good break from his often routine pool scene. He follows the mysterious lady as she makes a fast retreat in a automotive. Curious to know extra about this newcomer to his monotonous routine, his days now have a goal as he searches for the brand new lady.
When Mark lastly catches up with Margaret, she proves to be as fast witted as he’s. However whereas he’s a gifted artist, Margaret might be much more sensible, a math whiz who goals of changing into an astronaut. The 2 precocious teenagers, who’re apparently the one ones who notice they’re caught in a temporal anomaly, determine to make the most effective of their state of affairs. They’ll make a map of “tiny excellent issues” or heart-warming moments they discover in the course of the day.
The Map of Tiny Excellent Issues
The romantic fantasy movie is directed by Ian Samuels and written by Lev Grossman. It additionally options Jermaine Harris as Mark’s BFF Henry, who’s caught in the course of a online game he can’t appear to win. Josh Hamilton is Mark’s dad, and Cleo Fraser his sister Emma. Anna Mikami is Phoebe, a woman on the pool, and Al Madrigal is Mr. Pepper, Mark’s math teacher.
Though we’ve seen related plots in quite a lot of different movies (Groundhog Day, for starters), this film provides enough magical moments to make us neglect we’ve seen this earlier than. The sparks that fly between the 2 leads, and their entertaining banter, can be very refreshing. I predict we’ll be seeing extra of those two actors sooner or later.
The movie, produced by Weed Highway Photos and Movie Nationwide Leisure, begins streaming on Amazon Prime Video Feb. 12. “The Map of Tiny Excellent Issues” is one hour and 39 pleasant minutes lengthy.