The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things is a take on ‘Groundhog’s Day’ but geared towards the young adult genre. It suceeds at what it is suppose to do, delivering a fun movie for the teen crowd. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
I am loving all of these different takes on the ‘Groundhogs Day‘ movie, especially geared toward the teen crowd, like Happy Death Day and Palm Springs. Amazon Studios is bringing yet another take on the “living the same day over” plot in its new film The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things which drops Friday February 12th. Check out all the details in my parents guide movie review.
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The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things Parents Guide Movie Review
Mark (Kyle Allen) is living the day over and over again and has no idea why he is stuck in this time loop but is having fun ditching class and riding tractors through the streets with no repercussions to face the next day. He is caught off guard when his daily routine is interrupted by Margaret (Kathryn Newton), and he soon realizes she is in the same time loop as he is in. The two strike up a friendship and try to figure out the ‘temporal anomaly’ while also mapping all the tiny perfect things they encounter in their repetitive day.
The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things Age Appropriate
Lets take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things.
Language: The language in this film is pretty mild but does include the use of some cuss words like: the S-word, B-word, cr*p and d*mn.
Alcohol: There are a couple of scenes in which the teen characters are drinking alcohol.
Violence: The characters live the same day over and over again and so they live wrecklessly, with one of the characters driving off the roof of his home and in another scene they steal a car. There is also a character in the film dying on caner.
The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things does a good job at taking the concept of “living the same day over and over again” but giving it a different spin to make the film feel fresh enough for viewers to enjoy. Written by Lev Grossman who based the script off of a short story he wrote, it cleverly avoids the repetitiveness by giving enough twists and turns to keep viewers guessing. And much like Groundhogs Day and Palm Springs, audiences are drawn into the possible romance between the two main characters.
What makes The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things work so well is the chemistry between the two leads Kathryn Newton (from Freaky) and Kyle Allen (who was recently in All My Life). Kathryn Newton brings a tough exterior to her character with an underlying vulnerablity that has viewers rooting for the “perfect someone” to come along and break through the hard-shell. Having seen Newton’s solid performance’s in films like Freaky, it was no surprise she once again nails this role. Kyle Allen, who may be lesser known to viewers, exudes an undeniable charm on screen that one can’t help but hope for his own happy ending. And as the two discover all the beauty in the world which surround them, it’s impossible not to root for their friendship to take more of a romantic route.
And while The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things may be a bit predictable, it is its heartfelt message about life and taking in all the little things in the world that truly makes life beautiful. In life we all become so busy, and many times stuck in our phones, that we easily miss the little insignificant moments which may be uneventful but meaningful nonetheless.