Led by Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams, the movie has so much comedy, heart, and magic about it (not least because of its time-travelling elements) that it simply has to be seen, and after catching its premiere this summer at the opening night to Film4 Summer Screen, it’s going to be a joy watching it again.
Following the great trio of TV spots that surfaced last week, Universal have released a new featurette, taking a look at the wonderful house in Cornwall used in the film.
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. And even when everything seems to be going well, an unfortunate twist in time means that he never met Mary at all… While his unique gift might just help him find true love, Tim discovers that it can’t save him from the ups and downs that life brings to everyone. In the end, he finds that making the most of love and life will mean giving up the past and living for the moment.
Bill Nighy leads a stellar ensemble cast alongside the leading duo, with Lydia Wilson, Tom Hollander, Lindsay Duncan, Vanessa Kirby, Margot Robbie, and Joshua McGuire joining them all.
Curtis is of course directing from his own script, with frequent collaborators Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner once more producing for him.
The film easily earns itself a top spot on our must-see movies of the month, and with Curtis implying that this will be his last film in the director’s chair, it really can’t be recommended enough.
About Time arrives in UK cinemas tomorrow, 4th September, and with its release landing on a Wednesday, there’s no better start than to go and see it with a friend using your Orange/EE Wednesday code. In the US, it will begin its limited release on November 1st, before going wide the following week on November 8th.