About Time

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Released 2013

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Director:
Richard Curtis
Released:
2013
Rating:
R
When Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is 21, his father (Bill Nighy) tells him a secret: The men in their family can travel through time. Although he can't change history, Tim resolves to improve his life by getting a girlfriend. He meets Mary (Rachel McAdams), falls in love and finally wins her heart via time-travel and a little cunning. However, as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds that his special ability can't shield him and those he loves from the problems of everyday life.

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  • 70

    Variety Leslie Felperin

    Curtis ends up making a virtue out of the narrative's episodic quality, a tendency that's been criticized in his previous work; the film, like life, is just one damn thing after an...

  • 60

    The Hollywood Reporter Stephen Dalton

    There are just enough laugh-out-loud moments here to excuse the lurches into shameless, tear-jerking sentimentality.

  • 40

    The Guardian Catherine Shoard

    Curtis's heart is in the right place. In fact, it's all over the place – front and centre and backlighting the whole thing with a benevolent glow. But it is hard not to watch thi...

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