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About Time (2013)

About Time

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Release Date

November 01, 2013

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

Universal Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Richard Curtis

Producer

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner

Screenwriter

Richard Curtis

Starring

Story


At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time...

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father (Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he's never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again-and again-but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart.

Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road.

But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can't save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too. "About Time" is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

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Domhnall Gleeson stars as Tim and Bill Nighy stars as Dad in Universal Pictures' About Time (2013)
Domhnall Gleeson stars as Tim in Universal Pictures' About Time (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..About Time is a time-travel rom-com with more than romance and comedy on its mind..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..in a word: Ugh..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]