• About Time (2013)

About Time

Release Date: November 1st, 2013

DVD Release Date: February 4th, 2014

R |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

When Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is 21, his father (Bill Nighy) tells him a secret: The men in their family can travel through time. Although he can't change history, Tim resolves to improve his life by getting a girlfriend. He meets Mary (Rachel McAdams), falls in love and finally wins her heart via time-travel and a little cunning. However, as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds that his special ability can't shield him and those he loves from the problems of ordinary life.

Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Lindsay Duncan, Lydia Wilson, Richard Cordery

Director: Richard Curtis

Genres: Fantasy , Romantic comedy

Production Co: Working Title Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: 2010s, Office, Father, London, Lighthearted, Love, Pursuit, 2000s, Love interest, Charming

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Jordan HoffmanFilm.com

    Then Bill Nighy shows up and is awesome and punches you in the heart. It ultimately feels like a cheat, and while there won’t be a dry eye in the house, it won’t be earned. show more

  • 60
    Stephen DaltonThe Hollywood Reporter

    There are just enough laugh-out-loud moments here to excuse the lurches into shameless, tear-jerking sentimentality. show more

  • 85

    About Time is ... about time: It asks us to reflect on how we all use that resource, how the hours and minutes that make up a day or a life align with our intentions and values. show more

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