*Hulu’s new movie, “Palm Springs,” made a true statement at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival when it reportedly sold to Neon and Hulu in a deal worth $22 million. That means it is the most expensive festival transaction in history. Essentially, the rom-com pulls from the classic “Groundhog Day” and has a raunchy comedic edge.
The time-loop film starts when carefree Nyles (Adam Samberg) and reluctant maid of honor Sarah (Cristin Milioti) have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding. Things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the day, themselves, and each other.
EURweb correspondent Monique Loveless caught up with the two stars to talk all things time-loop.
“For me, it would be a perfect day at the beach, from my childhood. Those were probably some of my favorite moments I’ve ever had.” Samberg says when asked if he could choose any day in his real-life to be in a time loop.
As Samberg reminisced about his childhood moments, Milioti excitedly expressed what musician she would love to be stuck in a time loop with.
“I love Fiona Apple so much. I’d love that, I’d want to pick her brain,” Milioti goes on to say. “But then I think I’d have an incredible time with Rihanna though.”
Believe it or not, the feature, directed by Max Barbakow, wasn’t filmed in Palm Springs at all. It was filmed around parts of Los Angeles including Santa Clarita. Clearly that didn’t take away from its R-rated and amusing love story. Even receiving a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The flick ruffles more feathers than just the normal chick flick, so get ready for more than just a laugh
It’s produced by Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Becky Sloviter, Dylan Sellers & Chris Parker.
“Palm Springs” will be available to stream on Hulu starting July 10, so be sure to check it out.