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Theories About the Identity of Sarah's Nana in Palm Springs

Somehow the Biggest Mystery in Hulu's Palm Springs Is the Identity of Sarah's Nana

Theories About the Identity of Sarah's Nana in Palm Springs
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Hulu's Palm Springs is equal parts romantic comedy and time travel fantasy that feels very relatable to everyone staying at home right now. The film stars Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti as Nyles and Sarah, respectively, as a pair of strangers who manage to get trapped in a time loop after they wander into a mysterious cave while attending a wedding. Nyles has been stuck in the loop for close to a million days by the time Sarah joins him, and the two embark on an emotional journey that would do any Groundhog Day fan proud. But the film isn't without a few mysteries that the cast and crew intentionally left open to interpretation that, as it always is with time travel films, we can't help but obsesses over.

One such mystery is the identity of Sarah's Nana, played by actress June Squibb. Though she doesn't feature heavily in the film, whenever she does make an appearance it's often punctuated by a seemingly cryptic line that hints to her knowing more than she lets on. Though she seems like a simple, sweet grandma celebrating her grandaughter's nuptials and doling out advice at the perfect moments, fans of the film have come up with a few ideas to explain her too-convenient flashes of insight. Keep reading for three explanations behind the mystery of Palm Springs' dear Nana.

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