Monday, March 31, 2014


Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams,
Bill Nighy, Lindsay Duncan

"What if every Moment in Life, 
came with a Second Chance?"

I would be the last person on earth to appreciate a film about time travel. I consider myself a realist so fantasy and sci-fi themed movies don't necessarily fit into my realm. 

But there is something quite delightful about this particular film that made me appreciate this genre. It could be that the lead actor is not your typical oozing with sex appeal type yet he gets the girl (Rachel McAdams) through his charming wits.  It might be that the film had a light airy vibe that even a heavy downpour during their wedding didn't cast a damper.  

It could be that aside from the time travel (which dominates most scenes) there are also cherished life lessons to take to heart through the father (Bill Nighy) and son bonding moments.  It could also be the voice over narration (which I especially love in movies).  Or it could be a mix of all of these factors which make "About Time" quite a pleasant viewing experience.

Set in England with its lush countryside and the bustling city of London, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers at the age of 21 that he has the ability to travel back in time and alter his life course.  A trait he inherited from his father and somehow manifests in the men in their family.  He doesn't really do anything quite drastic as he cannot change history, only his life events.  But soon enough he discovers that this ability has its limits and can be quite dangerous too if he 'veers' in the wrong direction.   

A typical Richard Curtis fare (Love Actually, Notting Hill), this rom-com is well acted, beautifully told with some endearing characters, add in some heartfelt tender moments that will certainly put a smile on your face.

0 popcorn buckets:


Blog Template by - Header Image by Vector Jungle