Friday, September 27, 2013

Opens November 8, 2013 
2 hr 4 min
R | Language and some sexual content

Seldom do you hear time travel and romantic comedy in the same sentence.  To call this a time travel movie would be an injustice to it even though it does play a big role.  About Time is one of the funniest romantic comedies I've seen in a long time with refreshingly great young talent.  Not only will you laugh out loud at the hilariously written dialogue by shed a tear as the story takes you on a few twists.

The story is about Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) who learns at age 21 that like all the men in his family, father, and grandfather and so on, can travel backwards in time to any point of time and place they've previously visited before.  His father (Bill Nighy) explains to him some of the do's and don'ts much to the disbelief of Tim.  As most of would probably think of, killing Hitler or giving our younger self the present winning lotto numbers just doesn't work as one would hope.  The young Tim only has one thing on his mind however and that is to commit to using his power in the pursuit of love.

His first crush, Charlotte played by the stunningly gorgeous Margot Robbie, teaches him that his powers cannot force someone to love you.  He eventually meets Mary (Rachel McAdams) when he moves to London and gets married.  From then to the ending, Tim learns more about his powers and life in general especially when he finds out his father is dying of cancer.  If there is one thing that this movie teaches you is to live your life to its fullest each day and enjoy it as it may be your last.

Going back to the cast, they are all just amazingly talented.  I especially love the lead Domhnall Gleeson, as well as Richard Cordery as Uncle Desmond, and Tom Hollander as his father's friend, Harry.  Their quirky roles and dialogue was written and directed by Richard Curtis who has worked on Bridget Jones's Diary, Love Actually and War Horse among many other films.

The biggest thing I would nick pick with this film is the length.  Certain scenes seemed to unnecessarily drag on.  For example the scene where Tim first meets Mary at the restaurant that is pitch dark.  Trimming some of the fat off of the movie would definitely make for a better experience.

Overall, I would still highly recommend the film.  It's a great date movie given the humor and touching scenes.  I am a bit surprise at the Rated R rating.  I guess because of some of the sex scenes though they don't get graphic at all.  The film was released earlier this month in the U.K. but won't be out in the U.S. until November 8th.

Do you plan to see the movie? If you did, what did you think of it?

Rating: 4.0 Stars out of 5.0 Stars


  • Domhnall Gleeson as Tim Lake
  • Rachel McAdams as Mary
  • Bill Nighy as Tim's father
  • Lydia Wilson as Tim's sister, Kit Kat
  • Lindsay Duncan as Tim's mother
  • Tom Hollander as Harry
  • Vanessa Kirby as Joanna
  • Margot Robbie as Charlotte
  • Rowena Diamond as Party Guest
  • Matt Butcher as Courtroom Observer
  • Lee Asquith-Coe as Bin Man
  • Evie Wray as Lady in Restaurant
  • Lisa Eichhorn as Mary's Mum
  • Richard Cordery as Uncle Desmond
  • Will Merrick as Jay
  • Matthew C. Martino as Commuter
  • Joshua McGuire as Rory
  • Jon Boden, Sam Sweeney as Buskers
  • Richard Griffiths as Sir Tom (final film released after his death)
  • Richard E. Grant as Actor

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