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About Time (I) (2013)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance  |  8 November 2013 (USA)
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At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

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At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time... The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father (Bill 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 (Rachel 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 ... Written by Universal Pictures

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A new funny film about love. With a bit of time travel. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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$1,076,250 (USA) (1 November 2013)

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$15,294,553 (USA) (20 December 2013)
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Rory towards the end of the film is reading the book 'Trash' which is Curtis's next film (Curtis wrote the screenplay for both Trash and About Time) See more »

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When Tim comes home to Mary after he thinks he fixed Kit Kat, he is greeted at the door by Mary. She asks him how things went? He replies: splendidly. That conversation would never have taken place. Because since he just fixed Kit Kat, there would never have been an accident, and Mary would never have asked him if he was successful in his efforts, because there wouldn't have been anything to fix. See more »

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Tim: I always knew we were a fairly odd family. First there was me. Too tall, too skinny, too orange. My mum was lovely, but not like other mums. There was something solid about her. Something rectangular, busy and unsentimental. Her fashion icon was the queen. Dad, well, he was more normal. He always seemed to have time on his hands. After giving up teaching university students on his 50th birthday, he was eternally available for a leisurely chat or to let me win at table tennis.
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Foolish
Written by Mark DeBarge, Ashanti (as Ashanti Douglas), Etterlene 'Mama' DeBarge (as Etterlene Jordan), Irv Gotti (as Irving Lorenzo) and Marcus Vest
Performed by Ashanti
Courtesy of I.G. Records Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Charming.
9 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Really surprised by this one;was expecting the run of the mill rom-com, but it is so much more than that; it's about family and the smiles and cries of life. The whole film was filled with charm, wit and had its fair share of heartfelt moments. Time travel is a subject that has been visited many times in the film industry, but this had its own unique touch to it.

The film flows really nicely, it oozes class at some points. And the mere thought of having the ability to travel back in time sends your mind into a whirlwind of what-ifs? The acting is superb by all, but Bill Nighy was my favourite as Tim's Dad. When on screen with Domhnall Gleeson (Tim), the connection is very convincing and it was those scenes that i enjoyed the most.

A very good film and worthy of a viewing by any standards

7.25/10


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