About Time (DVD)
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At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time... The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he's never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again-and again-but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to ...
Marguerite, South Africa. 17 July 2014
Producer/director/writer Richard Curtis has chosen a rather cliched theme, that of a young man who is able to travel backwards in time (but not forwards), to tell a tale of wit, humour and pathos. Tim Lake (Domnhall Green) is something of a nerd where girls are concerned, but his new-found gift of time-travelling is going to make all the difference to his love-life. Except for his father(the delightful Bill Nighy), nobody else in his rather unconventional family knows about this gift, and a diverse cast of amusing characters, including Tim's foul-mouthed landlord (Tom Hollander), who is the recipient of one of Tim's well-intentioned "interventions", interact with him on his quest for true love - which does not take long to appear, in the person of Mary (Rachel McAdams). Tim's "interventions" sometimes go very wrong, so it is with a certain relief that the viewer can take comfort in the fact that it is all fantasy-fiction. If it sounds rather trite, do not be put off - there is much to commend this film, including a well-chosen and enjoyable music score.
Wilna, South Africa. 3 November 2016
Bridgitte, South Africa. 17 February 2015
Region 2 - Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories.