While there, Ben encounters Natalie, who is now a stripper, as well as his ex-girlfriend Suzy, who implores him to try their relationship again. The feature film includes nearly all of the content of the short. Ben and Sharon, despite setbacks, are delighted to be admired by such wonderful partners, and we are happy for them. This time he discovers that he is not alone when he sees a mysterious stranger who is able to move inside the frozen world as he can. Ben's boss, Alan Jenkins, recruits the staff for a weekend football game and, after an embarrassing defeat, 26-Nil, Ben freezes time again. There's a checkout clerk at the store named Sharon , who has one of those faces that looks at yours and makes friends.
Ben refuses her advance but she kisses him, just as Sharon witnesses from afar. He imagines female patrons of the supermarket stopped in time, allowing him to undress and draw them. He eventually seeks to explain himself to Sharon at her apartment, and a confrontation similar to the film-opening breakup occurs. She is moved as most of the pieces depict her and she happily greets Ben, congratulating him on his success. However, the gallery owner is nonetheless interested in Ben's work and decides to exhibit Ben's drawings.
As the film opens, Ben begins a voiceover narration that will last pretty much all the way through and, to begin with, replaces what his angry ex-girlfriend Suzy said when they broke up. The film itself is whimsical and gentle and actually a date movie, even if it's frank about the desire of a great many young people to see other young people as nature supplied them. The movie is lightweight, as it should be. With admirable thrift, he has included every minute of his original short; that was made possible because all the original actors were available. Other neighbourhood boys repeat this trade. To take his mind off Suzy and to occupy the extra waking hours he has recently gained, Ben begins working at a local supermarket, where he meets colourful co-workers.
The heart of the movie involves his courtship with Sharon, which is mostly conducted by Sharon. In another flashback, the young Ben and his best friend Sean share Sean's discovery of his parents' adult magazines, and Sean pays a neighbourhood girl called Natalie to show him her. It was later screened at a number of other international festivals. Whatever she was saying involves a lot of the upper front teeth overlapping the lower lip. . No, really, they actually do feel that way, even if they are not old enough to get past the R rating, which may come as news to the Motion Picture Association of America.
When Ben arrives as agreed, the reaction of the owner quickly reveals that he has been pranked. Ben and Sharon spend a lot of time talking, and Ben in his voiceover spends a lot of time talking about them talking, and that's a breakthrough right there, because so many teen romances in the movies operate on the premise of love at first sight and do not realize that while you should like someone in order to make out with them, getting beyond second base requires actual dialogue. It doesn't get all supercharged. When Jenkins throws a party to honour his own birthday and as a consolation for their defeat, Sharon asks Ben to be her date, to which he eagerly but nervously agrees. Sharon angrily leaves the party.
Sharon henceforth does not show up to work at the supermarket. Following a decision in December 2005 to proceed with the feature, Ellis completed the expanded script in seven days. As a , colleagues Barry and Matt phone Ben; Matt poses as an art gallery owner who is interested in displaying Ben's drawings, and schedules an appointment for Ben to present more to him. After getting commitments from his cast in March he secured financing and the film went into production in May. The finale occurs as Ben shares his ability to stop time with her and the two step outside into a time-frozen snowfall. Ben is morose at the loss of Suzy, can't sleep at night, and goes on the midnight shift at Sainsbury's oh, the film is set in England. Ben realizes Sharon has seen the kiss, and freezes time.
Among them is his colleague Sharon, with whom he soon develops a mutual crush. As all of the key players were available to appear in the feature, it was possible to incorporate the original short virtually without change. He hangs out with a posse of male friends the usual assorted geek, playboy and loser types who advise him about love, a subject that for them seems largely theoretical. It was a 19-minute short subject from 2005 that was nominated for an Oscar and maybe should have won, about a grocery-store clerk who made time go faster by stopping it. Even though this movie stops time, it did not require a science adviser. All the other humans in the store froze in place, and the kid, an art student, was free to undress them for a life class right then and there I think this is a federal offense.
As his personal means to escape the boredom inherent in the night shift, Ben lets his imagination run wild. This schedule was exceedingly condensed by modern film making standards. Finally the ability to stop time becomes real. Sharon receives an invitation to the exhibition and visits. Ben begins to think less about Suzy. A series of flashbacks occur with each progression of the plot, accompanied by Ben's narration and an examination of the effect the situation had had upon him. He explains how he always has been impressed by the beauty of the female body: how he, as a young boy, witnessed a Swedish boarder walk naked from the shower to her room.