Hulu’s “Palm Springs” review

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Hulu’s “Palm Springs” provides a great escape from the dreary winter season, while also encapsulating the feeling of monotony that so many of us have come to know during this global situation. Following Nyles and Sarah, played by Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, “Palm Springs” takes the concept of reliving the same day over and over again, and gives it a new and refreshing twist in warm and sunny Palm Springs, Calif.
The film premiered on Hulu July 10, 2020, several months after many of us began to come to terms with our new, socially-distant reality. This allowed the concept of the film to take on an entirely new and unintentional level. As everyone across the world was forced to live almost identical days for months on end as the pandemic raged on, the format of “Palm Springs” allowed audiences to find an escape from the monotony of their lives within the monotony of the story.
Instead of falling hard into the time loop storyline that has become a cliché, this romantic comedy uses that as a jumping-off point and a background setting rather than a focal point.
“Palm Springs” explores karmic ideas and the concept of being selfless as Nyles and Sarah attempt to escape from their situation. Trapped at an eternal wedding in Palm Springs, Calif., Nyles and Sarah must come to terms with their new life in which everyone and everything around them resets back to the same point every single morning. The two main characters are forced to find new and exciting things they can do within their constricted situation, which is a concept that has taken on an unpredictable relatability.
“Palm Springs” is an entertaining and light-hearted take on the repetitive and bleak situation that many of us have become extremely familiar with in recent times. Samberg and Milioti provide all of the laughs and the emotions that a film like this needs. Hulu’s “Palm Springs” is a must-watch for anyone feeling trapped or stuck in their day-to-day life, or for anyone looking for a sunny escape from the winter weather.