Tuesday, 29 October 2013

About Time (2013)

About Time is written and directed by Richard Curtis, a brilliant guy who also brought Notting Hill and Love, Actually. As you heard the name you might imagine what Curtis will bring on this one.

What is your reaction would be when your father told you that you can travel time? Tim Lake, a quirky ginger guy just turn 21 and he has to face the fact that he can travel back in time. How? He goes to someplace dark like a closet, close his eyes, clenched his fist, imagine the time he wanted to go back to and voilĂ . Of course travel back in  time is something that pleasing, whenever you did a mistake and you want to make it right all you have to do is travel back and problem fix. So, Tim's first plan with his new ability to get a girl. Moving from Cornwall, Tim goes to big city London to work as a lawyer. Along the way he finally met Mary on a blind-dating in a place which totally dark and with their conversation they seems to be attracted to each other but eventually there is a problem. After the blind date Tim travels back to the exact time when she met Mary but instead of goes to the date, he's going to help his friend. He missed the date and it means Mary never met Tim, they never spend a night, talking. Tim did a lot of time travel to get Mary back. Besides the whole romance that this film offered to audience, there is a lot more to it. Bill Nighy and Domnhall Gleeson really work it on a father-son relationship and moments that they shared together one of the strong scene in the movie.

Curtis picked the right cast for About Time from Gleeson which everyone would say the ginger version of Hugh Grant and also Rachel McAdams who plays in numerous of romantic film such as The Notebook, The Vow and her previous time travel movie The Time Traveler's Wife. And if we talked about the soundtrack,  absolutely perfect like How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding adds of its charm and romance.

Overall, About Time is not a sappy and romantic movie but it brings you to a family bond and appreciate time that you have.

Note: While watch About Time don't too focused on the travel time, you won't get there. Felt how the story goes and how it means to you. 

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