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About Time [DVD] [2013]

Rachel McAdams , Bill Nighy , Richard Curtis    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (267 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander
  • Directors: Richard Curtis
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Feb 2014
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (267 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0090JB8S0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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At the age of 21, Tim is told an incredible family secret by his father: all the men in his family have the ability to relive their past. He can revisit any moment in his life to try things differently until he gets them perfectly right. He decides to use his special new gift to win the heart of the beautiful Mary, but finds that the course of true love can be hilariously difficult - even with the ability to try, try and try again. About Time is a romantic comedy about love, life and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A special film 21 April 2014
Format:Blu-ray
I'm not a Richard Curtis fan at all. I liked 4 Weddings but that was the beginning and end of my interest in foppish leading men and infeasibly attractive women locked in predictably mad situations. However, this film has remedied my Curtis lethargy, in a big way. Both the leads are lovable and likeable and just awkward enough to feel real. All the supporting cast are great, especially sister Kit Kat and Harry the writer. The story is silly - time travel of all things! But really it's just a beautiful love story, about family and life, and love. Yet it's funny and wry and clever and quick and lots of other great things.

But the absolute his best thing about this film is it's got an unashamedly big stonking heart and I loved it for that.

Will recommend and will watch again.
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158 of 171 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good 7 Oct 2013
By GrahamG
Format:DVD
(Based on a cinema viewing of the film)

So:- It's Richard Curtis: let's go through the checklist:

-The main protagonist will be a romantically inept posh British boy whose seemingly work-shy bohemian family are nonetheless inexplicably well off.

-The ultimate object of his affections will be a lovely American girl whose best friend / guardian is a rather hard and slightly trampy British girl.

-There will be a wider array of eccentric (borderline bonkers) characters.

-There will be more swearing than is ever necessary.

-All boxes ticked.

Can I be honest? I thought Four Weddings and Love Actually were just agreeable, not great, and I've always been irritated by how, in British films and Richard Curtis films in particular, swearing supposedly equals funny - so my expectations were not very high when we settled down in our seats about five minutes before the film started in the cinema - and then a group of mid to late teens trooped in and sat down in the seats in front of us, and I instinctively (and very unreasonably) assumed that this was not the sort of film which would suit them and that they would get bored and start fiddling with their mobile phones all the way through the film.

Well, I could not have been more wrong. Until the end credits rolled and the final notes of the end title music washed over us, we, they, and everyone else sat with attention riveted to the screen.

Before you continue reading, be aware that what follows contains a brief sketch of the film's premise and outlines the story set-up (but not the middle or the ending) for those who know absolutely nothing about it, but would like to know a little about it before choosing to buy it or see it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is now my favourite film of all time 20 April 2014
By misty
Format:DVD
A friend brought this round to watch and I love it so much I'm just about to order my own copy. It's one of those films that just stays with you for days afterwards. You keep thinking about certain scenes and just can't wait to watch it again.

The basic premise is that the lead character has the ability to travel back to moments in his own history in order to put things right where he's maybe made a gaffe or worse. You obviously have to suspend your disbelief on that score, but it just makes the film all the more enjoyable.

Being the nice young lad that he is, one of the first uses he puts this gift to is to help out his cantankerous landlord, which results in him not actually meeting the girl of his dreams. I'm not going to give anything else of the plot away, except to say this is a lovely gentle romantic comedy, with excellent performance by all the main characters. In particular Bill Nighy who plays the father.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I saw the trailer film on Youtube, which got my attention. It looked so promising that I thought it was going to be the best film of the year. Brilliantly edited, the trailer promised a comedy but a thought-provoking, poignant one. My imagination ran wild with anticipation. A story involving time travel, girl-found girl-lost, father-son relationship... Could it be that the main character would be forced to choose between losing his father and a chance to meet the girl of his life?

Alas, the feature film was a let down - mainly down to the script. Wonderfully cast and shot, I think it missed an opportunity to be the best film that I wanted it to be, because it dragged on for too long. I am fine having twists and turns as it adds texture to a story, but in this film they were an unnecessary distraction. The intention may have been to show just how random the events that unfold in life can be, but it smacked of self-indulgence on the part of the script writer.

Having said this, as a fun film to spend two hours watching, you can do a lot worse than this.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars About time 30 April 2014
Format:Amazon Instant Video|Verified Purchase
Fantastic film with great soundtrack. Bill Nighy plays a great role - funny as ever. The other actors are well fitted to their roles too. If you want a bit of romance, a laugh and some thought provoking material this is the film for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must see 22 April 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
If you like British films with a good story and life point - see it! Brilliant casting as always and the best has to be Bill Nighy
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brill film 24 April 2014
By cooky
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
what a lovely film well acted and fantastic actors in this feel good film. absolutely a must to see , it has everything fun, sad, happy, all in all a great film
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3.0 out of 5 stars He always seemed to have time on his hands....
Tim Lake lives a pleasant life in Cornwall with his family, but he is shy with girls and unlucky in love. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
5.0 out of 5 stars Poignant and adorable!
Absolutely beautiful film. The characters are ridiculously relatable and loveable, definitely a new favourite! Perfect!
Published 1 day ago by Charly
5.0 out of 5 stars really enjoyed it
What more can you say. Friday night in with family. Two early teen kids. We all got something out of this film. Funny and bitter sweet
Published 2 days ago by David A Connor
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome
Published 2 days ago by Redtbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic movie. Make sure you have a handkerchief when you watch it!
Published 3 days ago by Mrs. Eileen Brightwell
1.0 out of 5 stars ........He Retired
Richard Curtis takes another giant celluloid dump and once again we have a rancid bunch of five star reviews. Read more
Published 3 days ago by BoatDrinks
5.0 out of 5 stars Good DVD
Price was good so I thought dvd might be useless and not work properly but it was perfect.

Am not normally a lover of Rom Coms but this film is something different. Read more
Published 3 days ago by greenmickw
5.0 out of 5 stars A gentle love story with a twist
A gentle love story with a twist. A refreshing change from the genre of violence that seems to be invading the dvd market. Read more
Published 3 days ago by C. Rudd
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable feel-good movie which skirts around the time paradoxes
I found 'About Time' to a very enjoyable, light hearted, feel-good movie about a the highs and lows of a loving family within the males possess the unlikely ability to travel... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Christopher Garfield Allen
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
bit cheesy.
Published 7 days ago by H. Graham
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