Review: About Time
Sunday 08 September 2013
What is it? Written and directed by Richard Curtis, About Time is a romantic comedy – with time travel. Domhnall Gleeson plays a bumbling Brit who falls for a gorgeous American (Rachel McAdams) and uses his time-travelling skills to romance her.
The Independent says: "Full of narrative short-cuts and sentimental clichés … But succumb to its charms and you will find it as touching as it is pleasantly reassuring. The message is not quite that we should live each day as if it were our last, but more that we should live each day as if life is like one big Richard Curtis film."
They say: The Hollywood Reporter: "Curtis seems to be reaching for the philosophical depth and emotional clout of bittersweet magic-realist classics such as Groundhog Day or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. He falls short of both, but his ambition is still admirable." The Spectator: "Eventually, finally, and at long last, it ends in a burst of sentimentality so cynical I couldn't even be bothered to cry."
You say: @Alicia_SSltd: "Ah Richard Curtis you've done it again, you cheesy genius. #AboutTime is a joyous sob-athon." @TheMadManc: "Richard Curtis, nooooooooooooooooooooo! Why would you do that to us? Why Richard why? Have all men collectively pissed you off?"
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