Top critical review
get your tissues ready for the ending
on 23 November 2015
It's an interesting story; funny that it should star the same actress who was also in The Time Traveller's Wife, yet again playing the time traveller's lady-of-interest.
I felt like this film wanted to be too many different things and ended up not doing any of them properly from start to finish. It starts off as a slighty silly, light-hearted comedy, goes on to be an epic story following a man's life from around his 21st birthday for a good decade or so, and by the end, all light-heartedness and comedy flies out the window as it gets all serious, moral-of-the-story-ish, and becomes a proper tear jerker - and I really, really dislike tear jerkers which is why I had to take off one star; and another one star off for the feeling that it seemed to go on a bit. I had to watch this in segments rather than seeing the whole thing in one go because I grew restless / impatient in parts. 3/5 sounds fair to me for the likeable characters, interesting story and for the laughs.
I can see why some people would like this.. if you don't mind tear jerker moments, slightly silly humour and have a good amount of patience - there's a good chance you may love this movie.