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About Time

Year : 2013 Director : Richard Curtis Running Time : 123 Genre : , ,
Movie review score
3.5/5

What’s it about?
A young man discovers, at the age of 21, he can travel back in time. He obviously uses this to search for love.

What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: Stupid movie made me cry. And by stupid I mean delightful, intelligent and whimsical.

Richard Curtis (4 Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, Notting Hill and the Vincent episode of Dr Who) gives us a simple yet entertaining romantic comedy about time travel. Admittedly it’s not a common genre combination but it works and delivers some simple messages without getting preachy.

It’ll keep you both chuckling and thinking. Not a blockbuster but simply endearing.

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3 Responses so far.

  1. Dan Beeston says:

    The lead in this is totally unlikable as he uses his godlike power in much the same way that the most desperate of us would. To trick people into thinking we were better than we were. The story splatters around like an unattended garden hose.

    The internal logic gets broken in order to make the stakes even less important than they already were. When you’re playing second fiddle to ‘Kate and Leopold’ things have gone very badly for you.

    2 stars

  2. Mia says:

    I thought this film was thoroughly enjoyable but I couldnt help wishing for something, I dont know, more? Like it needed to go somewhere else, it seemed like the stakes were never really that high. It was still super lovely to watch but it didnt go to brilliant territory

  3. Shannon Saunders says:

    Interesting to see that nobody has commented on its uncanny similarity (both in plot line and characterisation – even the casting of Rachel McAdams) to that of “The Time Traveler’s Wife”.

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