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 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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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 »


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

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When Tim mentions that it's a long walk to Mary's car, he's not kidding. The distance between Joanne's flat and Mary's apartment is about 6 miles across central London. See more »

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Tim's dad tells him up front they cannot travel into the future. Yet on his first and subsequent time travels he travels into the future from his present time. However, this is not the future--it is a point in Tim's past (it's already happened to him). The point is that he cannot project himself to a point that has not yet occurred. See more »

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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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Back to Black
Written by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse
Performed by Amy Winehouse
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Happiness
11 November 2019 | by mrcolorblindSee all my reviews

So, I don't like romance movies. And it's not because I don't like love stories, it's because I think most romance movies are kinda shallow. Love is a great thing, but, usually, a regular love story, isn't enough for me to enjoy a movie.

I've watched this movie, like, a dozen times. It isn't about the love story nor the time travel stuff. It's because of the small things. This movie makes me cry of happiness. It is AMAZING how it makes me think about the people I care about, the people that cares about me, the small happy moments in my life and many other things that, when I notice, are making a tear come down into my cheek.

This movie changed me. And it keeps changing me every time I rewatch it. It made me notice that life is amazing, even in it's simpliest moments. It showed me how I should enjoy everyday as if it was my final. It made me a happier person. And for that, this movie is my number one.

Hope you enjoy it too.


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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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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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