PLOT: A wild party gets even more complicated when a meteor crash-lands, causing the party to repeat itself.
Time travel movies are always complicated. You have to define the rules that you’re playing with, and those rules than define what you can and can’t do for the runtime. +1 is sort of a time-travel movie as our main characters become unstuck in time of sorts, to borrow a phrase from Kurt Vonnegut. Or maybe this isn’t the case of timelines converging on each other; maybe they are clones. It’s not entirely explained, but it doesn’t affect the experiences the main characters have regardless.
The basic premise of the movie is that our main characters all head to what promises to be the party to end all parties. Beforehand, schmuck David pisses off his girlfriend, Jill, and spends the rest of the movie trying to get her back. Meanwhile, Teddy, David’s best friend, manages to have sex at the party with the hottest girl at the party, and that’s when things get weird. Because of a meteor that crash lands close by, Two timelines start to converge on each other, each probably about a half hour apart at first, with the second timeline slowly catching up to the first one. Our main characters are the only ones that notice and try to warn others about what is going on.
+1 is a movie that has an interesting concept but takes itself too damn seriously. This has teen sex comedy written all over it, but the movie never actually embraces it. One of the characters is actually stuck in a sex scene with a girl a mile out of his league, but rather than embrace what could be a Three’s Company-style madcap sex adventure, this movie focuses on the horrors of the possibilities, which is unfortunate. I still enjoyed the concept for what it was, but I would’ve liked to see this movie take a more lighthearted tone.
There’s some light gore in this, but nothing too major. One character gets his head blown off by the other version of himself. There are some stabbings, too, but nothing too much to write home about.
Gore Rating: 2 out of 5
This is more of an interesting concept than it is a traditional scarefest. Unless you’re afraid of meeting yourself one day, this probably won’t scare you.
Scare Rating: 0 out of 5
The movie spends a lot of time on Teddy’s storyline, which involves him having sex with the hottest girl at the party multiple times. The filmmakers don’t shy away from showing this in quite a bit of detail.
Sex/Nudity Rating: 5 out of 5
I admire this movies concept, but as said previously, I would’ve loved if this movie stuck to a more comedic tone than it does. Otherwise, the acting is a little spotty, especially the main character, and the idea is a bit too bizarre to elicit any true chills.