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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

About Time Review

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About Time Review – Here’s a sweet deal. Imagine turning 21 and your father telling you that you have the ability to ‘time travel’ only to the past to change something about/in your life, would you risk taking such a chance? That is the subject matter of this flick. Personally, I sometimes wish I could ‘go back in time’ to change certain things but then again if those ‘things’ didn’t happen to me, I would not be where I am now isn’t it? Till then, let’s just stick to the review shall we?
Movies from across the pond (UK) usually offers quirky actor and match them up with cute American girl, think Notting Hill for example and you know what I mean. In this movie we get to witness how Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) cope when his Dad (Bill Nighy) break news of worth of ‘mother-ship’ informing him that he could now travel back in time to ‘fix’ things that he is not happy about. Tim starts to experiment few times in order to score a girlfriend after his sister’s friend ‘rejects’ him despite several attempts. That’s when Tim realizes despite his new found ‘gift’ he can’t make someone fall in love. However, as luck would have it, he stumbles upon his girl of dreams, Mary (Rachael McAdams) and after a few false starts he finally captures this American girl’s heart. They go on date, get married, have few tots and if anything goes wrong in between, Tim just have to ‘step into the closet’ and Voila….minutes later, its back to how he wanted things to be. This ‘gift’ however does not guarantee that life goes the exact way Tim wants it to be. He learns that sometimes he have to let nature take its course and make the best out of the situation.
Like Father, Like Son!
The cast picked for this movie is fun to watch. You have all kind of behavior and awkward situations you can imagine. You will find yourself rooting for some while the rest just simply annoy the heck out of you. Domhnall is lucky to be paired with Rachael because somehow their combination worked. Him with his British accent and she with her sweet American twang. It’s almost like they are meant for each other in a strange way. Bill was his usual eccentric demure as the cool Dad. The others just made the film feel good. No big story, no huge hoo haaa….just plain simple warm hearted love story.
Not the ending you hoped for? No problem, just 'step inside the closet' for a while!
If you are looking to unwind from all the big bang flicks and just chill, catch this before it leaves your timeline. You might like it, you may not like it, most British film tends to do that so it’s really up to you to decide if it’s worth your money and time. If you ask me, I’ll say it’s ‘About Time’ for Rachael to move on from her girl-next-door roles into something much better. Just saying. 
Watch not included! hehehe!
Once again thank you Churp Churp for the preview screening tickets!  

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