Time travel is usually a topic reserved either for heavily muscled androids with thick Austrian accents, or bowtied aliens with funny screwdrivers and even funnier shaped heads. But clearly nobody told writer-director Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones) of this restriction, which is why he’s applied his special brand of whimsy and charm to the time-travelling romantic comedy, About Time
At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time…
The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life—so he decides to make his world a better place…by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
“About Time” is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.
About Time will open in cinemas on November 8, 2013. Or maybe three years ago.
Last Updated: May 15, 2013