About Time – Movie Review
Director: Richard Curtis
Writers: Richard Curtis
Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, Tom Hollander
What would you do if you had all the time in the world?
About Time answers that question. It’s the most adorable time-travel romantic comedy you are ever likely to see. It’s positively precious.
This is the story of Tim Lake. At twenty-one, he learns one heck of a family secret: the men in his family can travel back in time! He can’t change major historical events, just his own life. But his life suddenly becomes more fun, as he now goes back and re-does those awkward moments, handling them way better the second time around. Don’t you wish you could do that?
The mechanics of the time travel aren’t well explained, nor the ability of Tim and his dad to experience periods of time over and over again without aging excessively, but if you can get past that–the movie really, really works. It lives and dies on the quirky cast of characters, and the wonderful performances that bring them to life.