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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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Mary's Father - Fitz


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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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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

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Release Date:

8 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuestión de tiempo  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$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 »


In the ending credits, the recording artist Cat Power is mistakenly credited as "Cat Powers". See more »


[first lines]
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.
Tim: And ...
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Written by Ben Folds (as Benjamin Folds)
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Extraordinary movie.
29 January 2014 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

What an amazing movie. When I see the cast and the title, I immediately thought of a romantic cliché, with full of known plot twists, and et cetera. Rachel McAdams is known for her romantic movies, but this was just more and more than that.

About Time was one of the greatest movies I have ever seen. I was immediately captured, and the cast is so brilliant, I believed every single line. Thank you for this film, I am still under the influence of this movie. It is about life, in the most raw way. How life should be lived, and how we should see the world, as it is.

Extraordinary movie. Magnificent.

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