About Time 2013 R CC

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From the director of Love Actually comes this heartwarming comedy about love and time travel starring Rachel McAdams that critics are calling "definitely one to watch over and over again."

Starring:
Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams
Runtime:
2 hours, 4 minutes

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About Time

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Drama, Romance
Director Richard Curtis
Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams
Supporting actors Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, Richard Cordery, Joshua McGuire, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Will Merrick, Vanessa Kirby, Tom Hughes, Clemmie Dugdale, Harry Hadden-Paton, Mitchell Mullen, Lisa Eichhorn, Jenny Rainsford, Natasha Powell, Mark Healy, Ben Benson
Studio Universal Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I watched this movie in theaters and loved it.
SLChris
Great story, very funny and has a perfect ending to the movie.
Rick
Iím just going to say it; this movie made me cry SO MUCH.
Andrew Ellington

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

115 of 123 people found the following review helpful By Jay B. Lane TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 18, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
From Richard Curtis, the creative soul who gave us "Notting Hill" and "Love Actually," we have an R-rated romantic comedy that satisfies our need for the occasional outing that features unabashedly happy families, solid marriages and well-loved children. Plus, it boasts the most hilarious wedding reception I think I've ever seen.

A young man inherits a family trait that allows him to replay key moments in time and change them to his advantage. We come to laugh out loud whenever he says "Would you please excuse me for a moment?"

It features:
* Domhnall Gleeson ("Anna Karenina") is Tim, the fellow who can manipulate time, but who can't foretell some of the results. You can see the warm intelligence in his eyes.
* Rachel McAdams ("The Vow") is Mary, the object of his affections. This Canadian actress is no stranger to relationships with time travelers ("The Time Traveler's Wife"); but we laugh when her Mary insists she won't take her panties off for Scotland! (You'll love the scene.)
* Bill Nighy ("Blow Dry") is Bill's father. Dad is a cautious veteran of this phenomenon. This character is droll, wise, and a great father.
* Lindsay Duncan (LOTS of British TV) Her sweetly ferocious Mum fooled me. I actually thought I was watching the French actress Julie Delpy!
* Lydia Wilson (British TV) is Kit Kat, Tim's rambunctious sister who causes a LOT of turmoil.
* Mitchell Mullen ("RED 2") is Mary's father, Fitz, who is mentally out to lunch much of the time.

The plot becomes fairly complex so it can become a challenge to follow if you have any hearing problems because much of it is either murmured or whispered. The script is witty and warm but there were times I needed captions; I know I'll LOVE my DVD!
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98 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Brie Shea-Sharar on November 20, 2013
Format: DVD
I can't remember a movie that has ever touched my soul like this one. I laughed and cried. Wonderful movie
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76 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Elinor Bennett on December 4, 2013
Format: DVD
LOVED this movie!! In my opinion there haven't been any good chick flicks out for a long time- either they're really crass or lacking endearment- both in regard to characters and plot. With that in mind this movie came thru where others have fallen short. Not only were the characters memorable and easy to root for but the plot itself was creative, funny, sweet and tear-inducing. I especially liked how the actor who played the main character is a normal run of the mill guy- felt like someone I'd know in real life (well aside from the time traveling of course...hehe). A definite must see!! I highly recommend :)

PS- My husband went with me (gasp b/c he doesn't like chick flicks) and he even teared up at the end and said it was "good"... that right there carries more weight than what I wrote above ;)
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51 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Darren O'Neill TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 19, 2014
Format: DVD
It's rare when a movie comes around that defies normal classifications. Here in "About Time" we have a romance mixed with a bit of fantasy mixed with a dose of sci-fi and the end result is magic. The story follows Tim, played by Domhnall Gleeson, who finds out from his father (Bill Nighy) on his 21st birthday that he can travel in time, something all men in his family are able to do. Of course, not fully understanding the ramifications of time travel he accidentally erases the recent chance meeting he had with Mary, played by Rachel McAdams, and as such he no longer has her contact information and she will no longer remember him at all.

It is fascinating to watch Tim move through events in his life with the realization that he could go back and fix them if he said or did something wrong. From the scenes where he goes back in time to his first crush to the scenes of his and Mary's "first time" we get to see a character in Tim with a lot of heart. The ability to move about in time could be used for some many nefarious reasons, but Tim ends up almost exclusively using it to try to make Mary happy and to check in with his father.

The bottom line is this is a movie that just needs to be seen. It really is part chick flick and part sci-fi which should make most everyone happy. One of the most original films I've seen in a long, long time.
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46 of 55 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Fitzpatrick on November 6, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
This is a charming romantic comedy with a message: value your life, family and friendships.

It's another movie from Richard Curtis, who specialises in this kind of feel good romantic comedy- "Love Actually", "Bridget Jones' Diary", "Notting Hill", "Four Weddings and a Funeral" were all written by him, and he directed "Love Actually" as well.

He is an expert in developing these types of stories in an engaging manner, as well as having a message.

What gets this story moving is a father's revelation to his son that they have the power to travel through time.

There are some comedic moments based on this plot device, but the story moves on to be a conventional romantic comedy- including the element of "boy gets girl; boy loses girl; boy gets girl back again".

There are several subplots to keep things moving along.

The performances are generally good- Domhnall Gleeson is convincing as the time traveller, and Rachel McAdams is charming as his girlfriend. Bill Nighy puts in another good cameo as the father.

This is an enjoyable "feel good" romantic comedy- ideal for a date night DVD at home. It has a happy ending, with a Richard Curtis life message for you (akin to the ending of Love Actually).

Is it a great film? I don't think so, but it is a charming light entertainment. I doubt you would regret seeing it.
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