About Time (2013) Review


Warning: This movie is rated R/ above 18 years of age

Verdict: Good story

A good story line with a really good moral.

Review

Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) has the weirdest conversation with his dad (Bill Nighy) in which he tells him that the men in the family can time travel. What seems like a joke turns out to be fact and surprised by this ability, Tim can only think of one way to use it: to help him get a girl. After being rejected by Charlotte (Margot Robbie) he moves to London and stays with playwright, Harry (Tom Hollander). His best friend Jay (Will Merrick) brings him out one night and there he meets Mary (Rachel McAdams) with her best friend Joanna (Vanessa Kirby). Also in this is Lydia Wilson as Tim’s sister, Kit Kat and Lindsay Duncan as Tim’s mother.

This film will no doubt always be compared to The Time Traveler’s Wife, since Rachel McAdams was in that as well. However though both have the element of time travel, the stories themselves are completely different. And before I watched this I was thinking that Domhnall Gleeson looked to young and boyish for the part but it was all good. Don’t judge a book by its cover (which is precisely what I do..).

The trailer above was very well put together and deceives the audience into guessing the plots. I was expecting a film about a guy chasing a girl with his time travel ability until he got it right. And though that was what happened, that wasn’t the only story; the ending gave the audience a moral to think of and that was really impressive.

The first half of the film moved along quite slowly with some parts at a snail’s pace that I was already presuming it would be a normal cliche rom-com. However I was proven wrong and gladly so. I don’t want to ruin anything by saying what the moral is but basically its to live everyday like your last kind of thing.

To sum-up:
PROS: good story, impressive ending, good moral
CONS: slow beginning 

I rate this 8/10.

Have you watched About Time? Rate it out of 5 stars above or leave a comment below!

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