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18th Mar 2024

Ayo Edebiri’s new sci-fi movie debuts with perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes score

Stephen Porzio

The Groundhog Day-inspired film premiered at South by Southwest last week to glowing reviews.

Omni Loop, a new movie with The Bear star and honorary Irish woman Ayo Edebiri, has debuted on Rotten Tomatoes with a perfect 100% score.

The Groundhog Day-inspired sci-fi comedy-drama premiered last week at the South by Southwest festival in the US and centres around a 55-year-old named Zoya (Mary-Louise Parker) who has been diagnosed with an illness and has been given one week to live.

“But what the doctors and her family don’t know is that she has already lived this week before. She’s lived it so many times, in fact, that she doesn’t even know how long it’s been,” the plot synopsis reads.

“Until one day she meets Paula (Edebiri), a young woman studying time at a lab in the local university, and together they decide to try and solve time travel so Zoya can actually go back— back into her past, back to a time before she settled, back to when her whole future was still wide open in front of her—back so she can do it all over again, and finally be the person she always wanted to be.”

Written and directed by Bernardo Britto (Los Espookys) and also featuring The Bear’s Chris Witaske, Omni Loop has earned praise for its mix of sci-fi and real world drama, for its life-affirming story and for the chemistry between its two leads.

You can read a sample of some of the glowing reviews the movie has received right here:

Austin Chronicle: “Simultaneously ripping and repairing the proverbial heartstrings, Britto’s sci-fi drama is truly life-affirming.”

AwardsWatch: “Omni Loop is best when Parker and Edebiri are together, a comedic chemistry so natural that it makes the film feel grounded even when steeped in scientific jargon about physics and the cosmos.”

The Hollywood Reporter: “Requires patience but then amply rewards it.”

Variety: “Time may unravel in Omni Loop, but admirably, it opens up the space to think less about the secrets of the larger universe than to take stock of the smaller ones that exist around us.”

Omni Loop does not have a release date as of yet.

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