About Time 2013

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(224) IMDb 7.8/10
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From the director of Love Actually comes this heartwarming comedy about love and time travel starring Rachel McAdams that critics are calling "definitely one to watch over and over again."

Starring:
Domnhall Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson
Runtime:
2 hours 3 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

About Time

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Richard Curtis
Starring Domnhall Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson
Supporting actors Joshua McGuire, Richard Cordery, Lydia Wilson, Margot Robbie, Lindsay Duncan, Tom Hollander, Bill Nighy, Rachel McAdams
Studio Universal Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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147 of 159 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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2 of 2 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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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Linda Sheppard on 30 April 2014
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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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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By cooky on 24 April 2014
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hamish Roscoe on 29 April 2014
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Enjoyable film with a great cast and clever story. Worth a watch. A typical English setting London and the south coast nice
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jane Juliet on 23 April 2014
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Love Bill Nighy and also Richard Curtis - this was a lovely film and we will watch it again and again I imagine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve Trask on 22 April 2014
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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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1 of 1 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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