From the creators of “Love Actually” and “Notting Hill,” comes an uplifting comedy in “About Time.” Richard Curtis and Universal Pictures gives us a Sci-Fi love story about a man who can travel through time to find his true love, although overcoming obstacles will be difficult.
In “About Time,” we meet Tim. Tim finds out from his father he has a special gift after attending another boring New Year’s Eve party. His father informs him that he can travel through time. While he can’t change historical events, he can change what happens in his own life and in the lives of those surrounding him. He decides the best use of this special gift would be to go back in time and get a girlfriend. His troubles have just begun.
Tim goes to London to educate himself as an attorney during his trip back in time. He meets a beautiful woman named Mary. Mary is a gorgeous girl but is very insecure. The two fall in love and all is right with the world until a time-travel incident completely takes away all that he has accomplished. It’s as though the two have never met.
Tim travels back for his first meeting with Mary again and again and again. He finally figures out what it is he needs to do to win her heart and make a relationship happen. He captures Mary’s heart.
Traveling back once again, Tim attempts to create the perfect, most romantic proposal he can. He has added tasks as he tries to save his best friend from professional failure and gets his pregnant wife to the hospital just in time for the birth of their daughter after landing in a traffic jam outside Abbey Road.
Tim learns that even with his gift, he can’t save himself from the usual ups and downs life throws at us. Although he can travel through time, he learns there are limits to what can be changed and there are serious consequences for things that are changed. Tim’s biggest lesson is that he can make the most of life without having his special gift.
Domhnall Gleeson as Tim
Rachel McAdams as Mary
Bill Nighy as Tim’s dad
Lydia Wilson as Kit Kat
Lindsay Duncan as Mum
Richard Cordery as Uncle D
Joshua McGuire as Rory
Tom Hollander as Harry
Margot Robbie as Charlotte
Will Merrick as Jay
Vanessa Kirby as Joanna
Tom Hughes as Jimmy Kincade
Clemmie Dugdale as Ginger Jenny
Harry Hadden-Paton as Rupert
Mitchell Mullen as Mary’s Father, Fitz
Lisa Eichhorn as Mary’s Mother, Jean
Jenny Rainsford as Polly
“About Time” will be in theaters on November 8, 2013. The comedy, drama, Sci-Fi film is rated ‘R’. The run time for “About Time” is 1 hour 23 minutes.