After hearing that a ballistic missile is headed for Hawaii and that they have 20 minutes to live, the film follows a group of people as they try to survive. Characters range from an agnostic to a believer, a Japanese tycoon to a Native Hawaiian, a staunch Republican to a liberal Democrat, a white nationalist to a black militant, and so on.
Ultimately, waiting for the outcome, they are all in the same boat, regardless of their beliefs. They react in ways consistent with their personalities, which is to be anticipated, but as Chey put it, “they all come together in the end.” Precisely because of this, the movie is so gripping.
The fact that it’s all happening in real time adds to the plot’s intrigue. That means watching every scene and seeing how the different characters react to their challenges. Since “the picture would truly be twenty minutes” if there weren’t any flashbacks, it’s no surprise they’re included. The audience is sent on an emotional roller coaster as time begins to tick.
Some lucky people have already seen the film, and they all agree: that you shouldn’t miss out on this film’s emotional roller coaster. They all loved it despite the film’s religious content. You’ll experience the full range of human emotions, from adoration to terror to hopelessness for the protagonists. It’s rare to see such a wide range of characters go through the same pain and ultimately find salvation in Christ. I bet you will laugh and cry, but you will leave the theatre with a new perspective on life.
To summarize, if you enjoy seeing true-crime documentaries, there is no excuse not to view “20 minutes.” It is a beautiful and melancholy drama about human nature in its closing moments. Bring your closest friends and family along for the epic voyage as the character’s attempt to answer some of life’s most challenging and complex questions.