As if revisiting the cult-novel Time and Again
from the opposite direction, writer-director Brad Anderson clocks in with a romance in which the hero travels not to olde New York from the present, but to present New York from, possibly, the future. Call it "Time and Again, Again." Newly unemployed directory-assistance operator Ruby Weaver (a naturalistically unvarnished and raw-skinned Marisa Tomei) gravitates towards men who need fixing. Her therapist (Holland Taylor, Anderson's aunt) calls Ruby a classic codependent. So Ruby is wary when she attracts the attention of nursing-home aide Sam Deed (Vincent D'Onofrio), a big, lumbering puppy dog from Dubuque, Iowa...