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At the movies: About Time

November 29, 2013

About Time

When he turns 21, Tim’s father informs him that the men in their family have the ability to time travel.  He explains how to do it and informs him of its limitations – Tim won’t be able to change history, he can only make changes in his own life.

Tim moves to London and longs to fall in love.  On a night out with a friend, he meets Mary and becomes smitten with her.  During their courtship, he learns to use his ability to his advantage.  Later, though, it forces him to choose between his past and his future.

I didn’t really know what to expect when I went to see About Time but I ended up being totally charmed by this movie.  I loved the mix of sentimentality and humor and admit to shedding some tears at the end.  The movie is long – just over two hours – but I was never bored.

The story line was sweet and made me think about the important things in life.  I thought the casting was terrific and thought Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams had great chemistry.  The movie is rated R so it’s not for the whole family.

By the way, Gale had a completely different opinion than I did.

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2013 8:46 am

    I love movies with Rachel McAdams! Hope you are having a happy Thanksgiving weekend!

  2. November 29, 2013 9:35 am

    Yours in the second recommendation for this movie in as many days… guess I’ll have to see it!

  3. November 29, 2013 10:10 am

    I totally agree with you. I gave it a 3.5 out of 4 and was also totally charmed. The best part it is that I didn’t know a single about the movie. This one, I think, works better that way.

  4. November 29, 2013 10:37 am

    This sounds like fun. I rarely go to the theater unless the movie has lots of special effects but I’d definitely rent this one on DVD.

  5. Patty permalink
    November 29, 2013 11:29 am

    I do want to see this!

  6. November 29, 2013 2:31 pm

    I watched the trailer and think I’d enjoy this movie. I’ll have to check and see if it’s on anywhere near me. Glad you liked it!

  7. rhonda permalink
    November 29, 2013 3:37 pm

    We really enjoyed the movie thought the actors were wonderful

  8. November 29, 2013 7:18 pm

    I really want to see this! It’s not really playing near me anymore but I’ll definitely rent it.

  9. November 29, 2013 10:32 pm

    I’ve been watching the previews on this for awhile and definitely want to see it! Looks like a fabulous, feel-good movie!

  10. November 30, 2013 6:19 am

    My sister liked it but one of my daughters had mixed feelings about it. I’ll probably rent it 🙂

  11. November 30, 2013 11:37 am

    I adored LOVE, ACTUALLY and I want to see this one as well. So glad you enjoyed it!

  12. talesofwhimsy permalink
    November 30, 2013 4:58 pm

    I think I need to see this.

  13. December 1, 2013 5:57 am

    I want to see this! I think your R rating must mean something different to Australia…at least I hope 😉

  14. December 2, 2013 1:48 pm

    Hmmm, for some reason I hadn’t heard of this one yet but it sounds like a good one. Glad you enjoyed it.

  15. bookingmama permalink
    December 2, 2013 6:54 pm

    It’s funny how some love this movie and other’s not so much. Makes me very curious to see it.

  16. December 3, 2013 3:51 pm

    I really enjoyed this one too, Kathy, for many of the same reasons.

  17. December 3, 2013 11:11 pm

    I (and Jason, especially) love Rachel McAdams, but the whole time travel aspect had me thinking it was another Time Traveler’s Wife by her.

  18. December 10, 2013 5:34 pm

    I was wondering about this one, so glad to hear you liked it!

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