Frank, an opportunistic insurance lawyer, thinks he’s in for the time of his life when he goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion with his co-worker, Jeff. But their night takes a turn for the bizarre when Frank is dosed with a hallucinogen that completely alters his perception of the world, taking him on a psychedelic quest through board meetings, nightclubs, shootouts, and alternate dimensions. As Frank ping-pongs between reality and fantasy, he finds himself on a mission to find a missing girl, himself – and his wallet.
Pam says: This is a trippy, head-scratching and entertaining film with a twisty ending that makes you want to go back and watch it again so that you can see all the pieces of the puzzle clearly beforehand. Time is but a concept to be toyed with much unlike the balance and harmony of the universe in “The Wave.” Justin Long finds the right cadence as the uptight young lawyer hell-bent on making it big and impressing his bosses. The consequences he experiences for reluctantly throwing caution to the wind, however, are where the mind-jarring situations arise and you’re not sure where the film is headed and how it’s going to resolve everything, but this is what glues you to the film. It’s almost a “Momento” feel or perhaps even a little bit of “Inception” as you try to put these pieces together, but the writer and director have no intention of you succeeding until close to the end and that’s the fun of it all.