‘About Time’ review
By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist
If you like time travel and semi-indie romantic comedies, then you’ll love Richard Curtis’ new movie About Time.
After making hit rom-coms like Love Actually, Curtis has decided to take a different path in his latest movie with Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy.
It’s the story of Tim (Gleeson), an awkward redhead with a family secret: the men in his family can travel back in time. Tim chooses to focus his newfound power to try and find his soul mate. Yes, it’s a bit of a risky move, but it works really well.
When he meets Mary (McAdams), he uses his time travel ability to perfect their encounters. Almost every time he does something wrong, he steps out of the room and goes back in time to try again, this time with suaveness.
But Tim quickly realizes that time travel has its side effects—as most things do.
Throughout the movie, there are really funny moments between Tim and Mary. The chemistry and authenticity between them is electric and the script has fairly realistic dialogue for a film involving time travel.
It’s a wonderful little movie that should now be on your radar.