Sunday, April 20, 2014

It's About Time

Released only last year, About Time is the story of Tim who, upon turning 21, learned a very exciting family secret. All the men in his father's family can travel through time! Well, travel only to the times and places they've been to themselves.

Time travel genre queen, McAdams &
my latest crush, Gleeson
Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) decided to change his past mistakes to better his love life. He met Mary (Rachel McAdams) and they liked each other instantly. However, he did something to help a friend which negated his meeting Mary. So, he planned to meet her for the 'first time' by using his knowledge about her. He had to keep re-meeting her until he succeeded. As his love life stabilized, his family life unraveled and he was forced to make difficult choices. He found out that there were consequences to his actions like everybody else.

'We're all travelling through time, together, everyday of our lives... All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable life.' -Tim Lake

Although the movie is a little long for my taste (2 hours), there are many charming little scenes where one could pick up lessons or simply be touched by the events in Tim's life. I especially like the moments with his father. To be honest, I didn't like Gleeson as Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter movies and except for his Irish accent, he is forgettable in Never Let Me Go but I love him here. He played the part as a sweet, awkward, kinda nerdy guy, and was very cute doing it! Last I heard he's going to be in the latest Star Wars film. Can't wait for that! :)


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