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About Time (2013)

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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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Richard Curtis

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Richard Curtis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Domhnall Gleeson ... Tim
Rachel McAdams ... Mary
Bill Nighy ... Dad
Lydia Wilson ... Kit Kat
Lindsay Duncan ... Mum
Richard Cordery Richard Cordery ... Uncle D
Joshua McGuire ... Rory
Tom Hollander ... Harry
Margot Robbie ... Charlotte
Will Merrick Will Merrick ... Jay
Vanessa Kirby ... Joanna
Tom Hughes ... Jimmy Kincade
Clemmie Dugdale ... Ginger Jenny
Harry Hadden-Paton ... Rupert
Mitchell Mullen ... Mary's Father, Fitz
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Storyline

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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What if every moment in life came with a second chance? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

About Time See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,761,079 (United Kingdom), 8 September 2013, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,076,250, 3 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,322,921

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,100,449
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the film being set in England, none of the three actors who play the main love interests in the film are actually English. Domhnall Gleeson is Irish, Rachel McAdams is Canadian and Margot Robbie is Australian. See more »

Goofs

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.

This entry is not a valid "Goof". The changes made to sperm producing "Girl Posy" mattered, as Tim had already loved and "knew" Posy. She had a history and personality that Tim was not willing to change. Tim visiting his father before the 3rd child's birth does not negate the reliance of that plot point, though. Tim's last visit with his Dad takes place before #3's birth. As such there is no ingrained gender or personality for Tim to fear losing. Yes, it could alter the baby, but not in any way noticeable to Tim. See more »

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[first lines]
Tim: [voiceover] 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 ...
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Soundtracks

How Long Will I Love You
Written by Mike Scott
Performed by Jon Boden (vocals, guitars, mandolins, fiddle), Ben Coleman (electric violin), Nick Laird-Clowes (acoustic guitar), Sam Sweeney (fiddle)
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How can people slate this movie???
9 September 2013 | by james-67-118290See all my reviews

I just don't understand how people are not liking this film. It is just perfect!!! Any Richard Curtis movie I rate against Love actually, because to me that is his best film and one of my all time favourites! But About Time for me beats love actually hands down. The film is so well thought out and the cast is just so good! I have seen this movie twice already as it was such a great story. The main focus of the film is about love and family so don't be too worried about the travelling in time, it fits into the film so well and makes some great comic moments when things go wrong. Don't listen to the haters, this really is a fabulous movie! It is a sad thought though that this could be Richard's last film he is going to direct, I hope not, but if it is, what a way to end his brilliant films!

Well done Richard Curtis! 10/10


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