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About Time -- 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.
About Time -- Clip: Tim's dad explains the family secret
About Time -- 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.
About Time -- At the age of 21, Tim Lake discovers he can travel in time. While he can’t change history, 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.
About Time -- Clip: Dad gives the best man speech at Mary and Tim's wedding

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Richard Curtis (written by)
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Release Date:
8 November 2013 (USA) See more »
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A new funny film about love. With a bit of time travel. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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3 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the best films I've seen See more (387 total) »

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
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123 min | Taiwan:110 min
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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 Richard Curtis.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: Tim's father tells him that he is unable to travel back in time to before the birth of his children because doing anything slightly differently would result in a different sperm at a different moment, resulting in a different child. However, this means that Tim would be unable to travel back past the conception of his children, not their births.See more »
Quotes:
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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.
Tim:And then there was mum's brother, Uncle Desmond. Always impeccably dressed. He spent the days just, well, being Uncle Desmond. He was the most charming and least clever man you could ever meet. His mind was on other things, though we never found out what...
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Features High Plains Drifter (1973)See more »
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Gold in Them Hills (Instrumental)See more »

212 out of 253 people found the following review useful.
One of the best films I've seen, 28 September 2013
Author: Simon Duncan

I loved this film. I perfect balance of story, humour and sincerity along with excellent acting and a wonderful cast. Even the soundtrack was superb. Not your average time travel movie. Very thought provoking and one which tugged at the old tear ducts in the best way. Some reviews complain about how it is like this or that film. No film is unique, and for sure there are similarities with other Richard Curtis films, but that is all. Plus to be compared to other great films is surely an honour. Forget about all that and enjoy what is a great film which will inspire you in ways you were not expecting. Thoroughly enjoyable and I'm already looking forward to going to see it again. That doesn't happen very often.

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