The film is set to be Curtis’ last in the director’s chair, bringing the total number of films he’s helmed to three – a nice round number for one of the finest talents on our shores – following Love Actually and The Boat That Rocked.
Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams are terrific in the leads, and with the film now playing in cinemas on our shores, Universal have released a trio of new featurettes.
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, starring as Gleeson’s on-screen father. And joining them are Lydia Wilson, Tom Hollander, Vanessa Kirby, Lindsay Duncan, Margot Robbie, and Joshua McGuire joining them all.
Curtis is naturally directing from his own script, with producing partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner collaborating with Curtis once more.
If you’ve seen any of Curtis’ work in the past, then you’ll know that no one does a wedding quite like him on the screen, and About Time has what is quite possibly my all-time favourite wedding scene ever committed to film, and one of the three new featurettes below fortunately takes you behind the scenes of this perfect scene.
About Time is now playing in UK cinemas. It will be playing at the New York Film Festival next month, before beginning its limited release in the US on November 1st, and opening wide on November 8th.