About Time

About Time

DVD - 2014
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A young man with the ability to time travel discovers that finding true love isn't as easy as he thought it would be in this romantic comedy from writer/director Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Pirate Radio). Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is 21 and lonely. In the harsh morning light following a depressing New Year's Eve party, however, he discovers a family secret that will change his life forever. Entrusted by his father (Bill Nighy) with the knowledge that the men in their family can time travel, Cornwall native Tim relocates to London to study law, and find a girlfriend. The moment Tim locks eyes with gorgeous Mary (Rachel McAdams) he knows he's found the woman of his dreams. But as soon as they've fallen in love, an unexpected glitch in the time travel renders them complete strangers again. Now, in order to win back Mary's heart, Tim will have to travel into the past time and again. Eventually, he seems to master the process, using his unique talent to create an unforgettable marriage proposal, ensure his wedding to Mary goes off without a hitch, and circumvent a massive traffic jam that blocks their route to the hospital when his wife goes into labor, but in time Tim discovers that the true key to happiness lies not in his ability to fix the problems of the past, but instead make the absolute most of his life in the present.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal, c2014
Branch Call Number: DVD About
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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IndyPL_MollieB Mar 10, 2020

This is not "The Time Traveler's Wife", but it also stars Rachel McAdams as the wife of a time traveler.

"About Time" is more than a romcom: It's a love story--finding love, and retaining love. Tim meets Mary, and the rest is history--that is revisited, explored, and modified.

If you need to rekindle a lost love, this is the movie for you.

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TechWriter1
Mar 08, 2020

If you are looking for a romantic comedy to watch with your beloved on Valentine's Day, this time travel relationship lark is delightful. If you need a message, it is that life is bittersweet so focus on the sweet parts and live life to the fullest, even if you can't time travel back to fix the awkward bits.

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MikeEe
Mar 05, 2020

A sweet film about love. And time travel. val1's comments say it all.

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val1
Mar 04, 2020

Lovely, lovely film about love, relationships, and the care we have through time for each other and how it grows and changes and just gets better with time (pardon the pun)! The time travel twist made the movie just that much sweeter. I needed to sit and watch it in one sitting. Really, really enjoyed it!

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DonnaNoble
Jan 21, 2020

Sweet movie, with a heartwarming message. I liked it better than Love Actually. I didn't know anything about it before I watched it, other than Bill Nighy was in it (who was great as usual). I liked being surprised by the plot, and enjoyed most of the characters, especially those in the leading roles.

OranguTang Oct 17, 2019

Cute movie - a little long. They could have shaved it down to 90 minutes. All the same, if you enjoyed Love Actually, you will probably enjoy this.

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Ba_kuPlanet
Sep 22, 2019

Light-hearted British drama-comedy about limited time travel. Entertaining for all adults. Are there really dinner places that are in complete darkness? Doesn't sound like a very hygenic dinner venue.

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tenet
May 30, 2019

Rated 8/10. While I thought this movie started out a bit iffy, it definitely improved as it went along.

The portrayl of the relationship between father and son was good.

It puts a different twist of the idea of time travel, which was interesting.

Overall, a good movie.

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1KLIP1
Mar 18, 2019

Sweet and recommended for that Saturday night 7pm-8pm movie.

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ktandtdevine
Jan 06, 2019

Starts a little slow and quite cheesy, but as it gets going it has quite a few twists and really makes you contemplate aspects of life. I don't want to give too much away, but I highly recommend this. I will give a head's up that there was a view of Kate Moss' bare chest at one point, which we didn't prefer to see. Otherwise, all in all a great movie.

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Dieu_D Jan 14, 2015

And in the end I think I've learned the final lesson from my travels in time; and I've even gone one step further than my father did: The truth is I now don't travel back at all, not even for the day, I just try to live every day as if I've deliberately come back to this one day, to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life.

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jimg2000
Dec 29, 2014

From IMDb:
Tim: 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.

Tim: And in the end I think I've learned the final lesson from my travels in time; and I've even gone one step further than my father did: The truth is I now don't travel back at all, not even for the day, I just try to live every day as if I've deliberately come back to this one day, to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life.
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Tim: And so he told me his secret formula for happiness. Part one of the two part plan was that I should just get on with ordinary life, living it day by day, like anyone else.

Tim: But then came part two of Dad's plan. He told me to live every day again almost exactly the same. The first time with all the tensions and worries that stop us noticing how sweet the world can be, but the second time noticing. Okay, Dad. Let's give it a go.

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jessadam2
Jun 08, 2015

Good movie. And Margo is the added attraction in this one. I don't think I would've turned it down.

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