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See You Yesterday is a 2019 film about Claudette & Sebastian, two teenagers that try to stop her brother from being murdered by cops due to a misunderstanding. Their solution? Time Travel!
Trying to make things right with Time Travel!

See You Yesterday provides examples of:

  • Acceptable Breaks from Reality: Time travel (at least of this sort) is impossible but since that drives the plot forward it doesn't matter.
  • Actor Allusion: CJ and Sebastian’s teacher, Mr. Lockhart is an experienced time traveller himself.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Calvin is this to Claudette till the day he gets shot dead by police.
  • Big Heroic Run: Claudette does this at the end of the film to try and save her brother once more, though it's not shown if she succeeds or not.
  • Black and Nerdy: Claudette and to a degree Sebastian.
  • Bolivian Army Ending: Claudette tries yet again to save her brother from the shooting without anyone else dying either and the outcome isn't shown.
  • Determinator: Claudette considering catastrophic failure after failure won't give up until her brother is saved without anyone else dying. Though the final outcome isn't shown.
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  • Foreshadowing: In an argument Claudette has with her brother Calvin he says "I'm the only older brother you've got." alluding to his demise.
  • God Test: Claudette and Sebastian struggle to convince her brother and his friend that they're here to stop one of them from getting killed... It doesn't work.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Claudette's brother does this when he sees his funeral portrait change to Sebastian's and then realizes all of what they were saying was true. He stands up and provokes the cop to shoot him rather than Sebastian.
  • Meaningful Funeral: One is held for Claudette's brother after he gets killed by police, then for Sebastian when he gets killed by the robbers due to them interfering with the robbery in that iteration.
  • Police Brutality: A pair of police officers shoot Claudette's brother after mistaking them for the pair that robbed the convenience store.
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  • Running Gag: The guy camping who gets startled every time the duo time travels and pop ups into the past.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: The whole point of the film is to stop Claudette's brother from being murdered by police due to being mistaken for a robber.
  • Shout-Out: “Time Travel, great scott” - and delivered by none other than Marty McFly himself.
  • Teen Genius: Claudette and Sebastian inventing time travel qualifies them for sure. They also provide repair services as a source of income.
  • Temporal Duplication: Claudette and Sebastian try really hard to avoid any mishaps that could happen due to this.
  • Time Is Dangerous: Claudette and Sebastian take into account they have only 10 minutes to fix the past due to the time machines getting unstable afterwards.
  • Time Machine: A rig on a backpack, one per person is what Claudette and Sebastian use to Time Travel.
  • Time Travel: Claudette and Sebastian try to time travel to stop her brother from being shot by cops due to being mistaken for a robber.
  • You Have to Believe Me!: Claudette and Sebastian try in vain to warn her brother and her friend of the incoming cops who will mistake one of them for a robber about to reach for his gun and kill him... It doesn't work.


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