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14 May 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Working Title

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Richard Curtis's latest collaboration with Working Title, About Time, poses the intriguing question: what if you could repeat particular moments in your own life, only do them a whole lot better second time? Well, the film's new international trailer gives a clue as to what kind of opportunities time travel bestows on Domhnall Gleeson's shy young lawyer. Sadly, there are limitations. As his dad points out, "You can't kill Hitler or shag Helen of Troy." 

 

About Time focuses on Tim Lake (Gleeson), who discovers he has an unusual talent: he can travel in time. According to his dad (Nighy), it’s a genetic gift passed down through the men in his family that enables him to make right the things he goofed up at the first attempt. Like his clumsy seduction of Mary (Rachel McAdams), the shy object of his desires.

While the butterfly effect gets a mention, it's obviously safe to expect Curtis to mine the ramifications of all this for laughs rather than hardcore Ray Bradbury-esque musings. McAdams, of course, is an old hand at all this kind of sparky rom-com and it'll be good to see the fast up-and-coming Gleeson in a romantic lead.


A return to form for Curtis? Find out when About Time lands in UK cinemas on September 6.


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RE: About Time
L: Scruffybobby This was the Surprise Movie at the Edinburgh Film Festival. It's pretty typical Curtis.Socially Awkward Posho with wealthy "eccentric" family and friends falls for Pretty American Lady. Lots of embarrassing situations and soppiness ensue, SAP and PAL live happily ever after. Add to that a sci-fi device that only works so far as it tends to break its own rules which don't really make a lot of sense anyway. There are a few good laughs to be had and a scene late on is touc More

Posted by musht at 21:48 on 30 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: About Time
This was the Surprise Movie at the Edinburgh Film Festival. It's pretty typical Curtis.Socially Awkward Posho with wealthy "eccentric" family and friends falls for Pretty American Lady. Lots of embarrassing situations and soppiness ensue, SAP and PAL live happily ever after. Add to that a sci-fi device that only works so far as it tends to break its own rules which don't really make a lot of sense anyway. There are a few good laughs to be had and a scene late on is touching but Curtis pretty mu More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 13:56 on 30 June 2013 | Report This Post

A bit harsh without having seen this film, but going on past Curtis output I'd rather not. Mawkish nonsense no doubt. More

Posted by Dave Oz at 00:05 on 15 May 2013 | Report This Post

The question should be
On what day did God invent Richard Curtis, and couldn't he have rested on that day as well? More

Posted by chris wootton at 14:48 on 14 May 2013 | Report This Post

Merely a two word review: Shit Sandwich. More

Posted by Spacecowboy at 14:32 on 14 May 2013 | Report This Post

Haven't we seen this already?
Groundhog Day anyone? only with added 'explaining what the film's about' speech More

Posted by oliraceking at 12:40 on 14 May 2013 | Report This Post

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