A film about time and love and other things.

6.04.2014


We're all traveling through time together, every day of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride. | About Time

My father is out of town, so naturally, Mom and I decided to spend the evening watching a chick-flick. OnDemand offered a few decent options, but in the end there were only two that caught my eye. Labor Day risked being a tad too heavy for our lighthearted moods, so About Time seemed like the next best choice. 

Truth be told, I didn't expect to love this film based on its trailer, which paints a cute but rather unmemorable picture. Halfway throughout, however, I found myself completely invested in this insightful mess of a movie, delighted that my night wasn't being wasted on some run-of-the-mill sappy romance. (Not that I can't appreciate a good sappy romance every once in a while... I mean, it is ME we're talking about here, the girl who makes it a point to watch this tear-jerker at least once a year. But I digress.) On the contrary, I was smitten with the sincere story and charming characters right from the start. In fact, About Time has everything I could ever want in rom-com:

1. England, England, everything England.
2. a kindhearted boy with witty one-liners and an adorable accent.
3. a quirky main gal with short hair and a job in publishing (played by Rachel McAdams, a definite plus).
4. ginger babies.
5. a meaningful message that goes beyond the familiar true-love-inspired "happily ever after."

And so much more! There's not a lot I can say without spoiling it, but I do encourage everyone and their sister (or brother) to give this unconventional feel-good flick a chance. You may not be as obsessed with English accents or Rachel McAdams as I am, but it just might teach you something (or at least, make you smile).

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