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?"
Filming to begin on two new series due to be aired on Dave from next year
TVBBC hopes latest Danish import will spell success
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Which country would be hardest to invade?
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 4 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 5 Royal baby girl born: Duchess of Cambridge's second child will be a princess thanks to Queen
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils