This Sundance darling gained plenty of attention when it was bought for $22 million—far and away the biggest Sundance deal of all time. That’s a lot of hype to live up to, especially for something being billed simply as an Andy Samberg rom-com, but Palm Springs manages to live up to and even exceed it. That’s in part because of the film’s ability to seamlessly blend romance, comedy, science fiction, and heart-wrenching emotional drama. Samberg stars as Nyles, a seemingly fun-loving and carefree man who draws the attention of closed-off Sarah (Cristin Miloti) at a wedding reception in Palm Springs. What starts as a typical rom-com conceit very quickly reveals itself to be a time-loop movie that leans more toward Russian Doll than Groundhog Day, questioning the purpose of life, the many planes we might exist on, and the toll that sitting idly by instead of trying to figure it all out takes on one’s humanity. The continuing twists keep the story fresh, and the supporting cast—which includes Peter Gallagher, J.K. Simmons, and Camila Mendes—are excellent in ever-changing time-loop scenarios. At the helm, though, it’s the perfect pairing of Miloti and Samberg, who both shine while showing off the depth of their comedic and dramatic chops.