The Sixth Sense’s Haley Joel Osment plays a time-travelling physicist in I’ll Follow You Down.
I’LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN (Richie Mehta) Rating: NNN
I'll Follow You Down is a time travel drama with a curious twist: its perspective is that of the people the traveller has left behind.
After Amal and Siddharth, writer/director Richie Mehta's first Western feature focuses on Erol (Haley Joel Osment), a gifted physics student who becomes the caretaker of his shattered mother (Gillian Anderson) after his scientist father disappears.
With the help of his grandfather (Victor Garber), Erol tries to figure out how to find his father and get his family out of this darkest timeline - though as his girlfriend (Susanna Fournier) points out, that could mean their relationship might never have happened.
It's a nifty idea, and Mehta burrows into the metaphor of being trapped in a life you didn't choose. But the concept means the set-up is more intriguing than the final scenes, which land with more of a sigh than a bang.