“My Future Boyfriend” is an out-of-this-world romantic/time travel story that really works. The two leads are perfectly cast and are a good reason this is an enjoyable movie. Sara Rue plays Elizabeth Barrett and Barry Watson is 497 or, as he comes to be called, Pax.
The year is 3127 A.D. and Pax finds some old currency, vintage 2012. He also finds a paperback book titled “Forbidden Love,” written by an author named Elizabeth Barrett. Pax is intrigued because his current society has come a long way in human behavior, even getting rid of anger, so he does not understand the concept of “love.” He decides to take a time-travel journey to 2011 and meet Elizabeth Barrett. In New Orleans 2011, Elizabeth is a reporter and has just completed her first novel titled, of course, “Forbidden Love.” She has been dating a man named Richard Babcock, having met him when he picked up her hat that a strong New Orleans wind had blown off back in 2010. When he arrives, Pax meets Elizabeth and is forthright with her, explaining that he is from the future. He has a 48-hour window to learn about love. She is intrigued at his obviously crazy behavior, and her editor wants her to interview him about the future. She does and, of course, sparks fly between the two from the start.
Pax does things like dance oddly to blues music, shaking his head to the side in a side-splitting way. He is innocent to the ways of the world in 2011. Elizabeth, despite herself, continues to be drawn to Pax, even when he is arrested for using counterfeit money. The money he brought from the future is good, but he brought it back to the year 2011 and it is 2012 money!
There is a neat little twist at the end of the movie. This is a unique take on a romantic theme and works very well. We are more than happy to award “My Future Boyfriend” our Dove Seal for ages twelve plus. It is imaginative, funny, and filled with hope and warmth.