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In the film, TiMER is a corporation specializing in a matchmaking device. For a nominal monthly fee, the company can equip anyone with a timer that counts down to the point that the customer meets his or her soulmate.
The film focuses on Oona, a LA orthodontist, who has a blank timer - meaning her soulmate is not equipped with one yet. After another bout of disappointment when bringing a boyfriend to get a timer installed and realizing that he wasn't matched with her, Oona is losing hope in finding her soulmate.
Although the fandom for the actual movie is quite small, the actual idea behind it - soulmates and a special device to find them is quite popular. It sparked a great number of Timer related Alternate Universes (see below).
A Timer AU, also known as Soulmate-Identifying Timers, is becoming quite popular in the Soulmate AUs since the release of the film. Although the type of Soulmate AU is popular in more supernatural/comic book related, such as Marvel Cinematic Universe and Teen Wolf, it has also been used in RPF such as One Direction.