DVD & Digital: Parallel (2018)
What would you do if you had easy access to infinite parallel versions of our own world, each having their own differences in technology, art, literature, etc that have occurred over many years adjacent to ours?
This is the quandary 4 friends find themselves in when they discover a secret room in their home which has a portal to other dimensions in it, along with the added bonus that time spent in the other dimensions passes much quicker than it does in the real world, so hours in there are only minutes back home.
Under pressure to deliver a piece of coded software under a tight deadline, this new found place where time passes slower is the perfect opportunity to give them the much needed extra hours to complete their project.
However, upon branching out further into these new ‘multiverses’, they discover the strange, and profitable, differences that each place holds, all of which can be brought back home to be sold as their own for huge monetary gains.
And so they all lived happily ever after, rich and content.
Which probably happened in one version of their reality, but certainly not in the one which is shown in this very enjoyable and thought provoking sci-fi thriller.
The main characters personalities change almost as much as the various worlds in which they visit, with the need for money and power overcoming any qualms they might have had about what they are doing and the effect it is having on other people.
Parallel leaves you discussing many “what would I do” scenarios after the end credits have rolled, and keeps you very much entertained for the 104 minutes prior to that, with laughs, thrills, chills, and the occasional “did that really just happen?” moment…usually to the detriment of someones health.
Well worth spending some time with, no matter which multiverse you live in.
Review by Dave from a screening link kindly supplied by 101 Films via Aim Publicity.