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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: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (486 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0090JB8S0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 210 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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4.4 out of 5 stars

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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Miss S. M. Hall on 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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190 of 207 people found the following review helpful By GrahamG on 7 Oct. 2013
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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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Campobello on 2 Aug. 2014
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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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By misty on 20 April 2014
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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By Mlle J. Taylor VINE VOICE on 13 Feb. 2015
Format: DVD
I have to admit, I was dubious about this film before I saw it and then it surprised me. It's actually enjoyable, if a little light.

But one thing bothered me about the film: the skinny, selfish, ginger idiot! (And before anyone complains, I'm ginger, so I'm allowed to say that).

He gets given a gift of time travel and, instead of using this gift to stop awful crimes and stuff like that, what does he do? He goes looking for a girlfriend and thoroughly screws over poor Rupert in the process. You see, Rupert had met the female lead, Mary, a few days before our "hero" Tim did. And Tim, not being the type to let others enjoy their love (and let's be honest, Mary and Rupert made a lovely, happy couple), he goes back in time to beat Rupert to the punch and get the girl he's been obsessing over since he met her a few days later (yes, I know) at a blind restaurant.

So, sad ginger dude meets cutsie American in a pitch black restaurant, gets obsessed and runs back in time to find her, ruining other person's potential future bliss.

The characters are, as you may expect, rather one dimensional (but it's a Rom Com, so what do you expect?) but as it's a Working Title film it's not as bad as it could have been. And J-Lo isn't in it, so that's a blessing.
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