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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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Tim describes his mother more like a 'Bernard' than a 'Mary'. Richard Curtis always tries to include a Bernard character in his movies. The inspiration comes from Bernard Jenkin, the Tory MP for North Essex and former shadow defense secretary. Mr Jenkin's wife, is a former girlfriend of the Richard Curtis. See more »

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In the ending credits, the recording artist Cat Power is mistakenly credited as "Cat Powers". 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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References Titanic (1997) See more »

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Friday I'm in Love
Written by Perry Bamonte, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Robert Smith, 'Boris Williams'
Performed by The Cure
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group film licensing
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Master Piece ... just don't know why this is so underrated....
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One of the best Movies i have watched till date. This movie makes you imagine all what you can feel and all what you want to feel in just 120 minutes. Worth watching millions of times. I have seen many time travel concepts before but this is where my heart pounded better than any where.

Not only romances is magnificent, humor and drama are also far better than many Classics. With Heart touching soundtracks and songs, the movie has Eye pleasing Scenes.

Characters are perfectly casted. Performance, screenplay, dialogues etc all are first class. But the best is the Presentation of emotions which could be linked to every single person who ever Loved someone or just believes in.

The movie begins with casual entries and remains a good entertainer till second half while in the last quarter(ending) it cross a bridge and steps in best movie category platform with a message of living.

I strongly recommend this movie to all the viewers.

I rate this Movie 10/10.


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