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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 ... Uncle D
Joshua McGuire ... Rory
Tom Hollander ... Harry
Margot Robbie ... Charlotte
Will Merrick ... Jay
Vanessa Kirby ... Joanna
Tom Hughes ... Jimmy Kincade
Clemmie Dugdale 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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A new funny film about love. With a bit of time travel. See more »


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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 USA:

$1,076,250, 3 November 2013

Gross USA:

$15,322,921

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,100,449
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 (2014) and About Time (2013)). See more »

Goofs

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

Featured in Ellie Goulding: How Long Will I Love You (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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.
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group film licensing
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The reason you go to the movies

Why do you go to the cinema? For me, it is to be moved. To laugh, to cry, to be frightened, to be in awe, to be amused in a gentle way. This movie did this to me in all 5 ways. I am Mr. Ordinary - I have been lucky enough to be born into a loving family, I have wooed a certain number of women, I have married and enjoyed the highs and lows of having my own family, I have lost my parents. I try in my own way to appreciate others and acknowledge that they are trying to make their way in life. This movie defines me. If you miss it this time, don't worry. You'll catch it later. Most people interested in cinema will see it at some stage. My advice is to go and see it now. It's not perfect - it's a bit English, a bit middle class, the story is preposterous. But the sentiment, the message hits the spot. Take one of your significant others. Take a first date. Take a box of tissues. It's the reason you go to the cinema.


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