Release date: Friday, July 10
Cast: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Peter Gallagher, June Squibb, Camila Mendes, Tyler Hoechlin
Director: Max Barbakow
Run-time: 1h 30 min
Age rating: R
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Fall in love, die, repeat when you watch Palm Springs movie online. The Hulu original stars Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti as two crazy kids who find themselves reliving the same day over and over ... and over and over ... and over and over again. Think Groundhog's Day, but instead of just Bill Murray reliving an infinite time loop, it extends to Andie MacDowell.
Palm Springs movie is set on the day of a wedding, attended by carefree Nyles (Andy Samberg) and reluctant maid of honor Sarah (Cristin Milioti). They're attracted to each other, but things get complicated the next morning when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves or each other
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Palm Springs had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2020. The film was received with raves and Hulu and Neon Films purchased it in the biggest deal in Sundance history.
A charming but not-too-sweet romantic comedy is exactly the kind of summer movie we need right now in these continuing pandemic times. And it feels extremely timely — a movie about the maddening experience of doing the same thing every day is a perfect metaphor for quarantine.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch Palm Springs online.
How to watch Palm Springs movie in the US
If you're in the U.S., you can watch Palm Springs on Hulu (opens in new tab) right now. It began streaming at 12:01 a.m. ET on July 10.
Palm Springs is just one of many exclusive movies and TV shows offered on Hulu (opens in new tab). In addition to its acclaimed originals like High Fidelity and Shrill, Hulu streams next-day airings of current TV shows and library content from FX.
How to watch Palm Springs in the UK, Canada or Australia
Unfortunately, Hulu is only available in the U.S.
Palm Springs trailer
The Palm Springs trailer is set, very appropriately, to the Cyndi Lauper song Time After Time. Sarah (Cristin Milioti) wakes up on the wedding day of Tala and Abe (Camila Mendes and Tyler Hoechlin). Later, she meets Nyles (Andy Samberg) and sparks fly. Unfortunately, their budding romance takes a seriously twisted turn. And then Sarah finds herself waking up again ... on wedding day. She discovers that Nyles is also reliving the day in a seemingly infinite loop. How do they get out of it?
Palm Springs movie reviews
Palm Springs is receiving almost universal good reviews. Here's a sampling of what movie critics are saying:
Rolling Stone (opens in new tab): "... before you dismiss Palm Springs as Groundhog Day at a wedding, please realize that you’ll be watching this sneakily provocative romcom in a way the filmmakers never intended. The pandemic has made the idea of recycling the same day repeatedly with the same people (but this time with a mask) all too real."
Time (opens in new tab): "... the movie is so light on its feet that it never feels forced or didactic, even when it asks us to confront piercing truths about love and the elusive meaning of happiness"
Vulture (opens in new tab): "The Hello Kitty–cute chemistry between Milioti and Samberg would verge on cloying if a few obvious revelations weren’t waiting in the wings to f--- things up."
Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab): "At its core, the movie is too in love with love — or at least its messy, time-jumping ideal of it — for that kind of true discomfort comedy. That makes it less brave, maybe, but in this moment we're living in, who could begrudge a happy ending?"
The Curvy Film Critic (opens in new tab): "Cristin Milioti and Andy Samberg are comedy gold with a chemistry that is precious, powerful, playful and palpable"