“Time travel. It’ll turn your brain into spaghetti if you let it. Best not to think about it.”Ray
O’Dowd’s opening lines serve as a warning that this a ride rather than engaging with time travel in any cerebral manner. Unabashedly inspired by Shaun of the Dead, the set up — three nerdy friends accidentally time travelling through the toilets at their local pub — could easily have been a rejected pitch for the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy. What FAQ About Time Travel doesn’t have is Edgar Wright’s creative cinematic flair, its visibly low budget lending the air of TV comedy. The script and characters are affable enough to entertain, though only O’Dowd and Faris are able to draw any substance from roles with little depth beyond the extent of their nerdiness. The result is is a sufficiently amusing Britcomedy that won’t answer your questions about time travel and lacks the inventiveness to elevate it above the constraints of its budget.