The clock is ticking...
To be honest, I never expected to enjoy this. Based on the advertising of the film, and to be honest, it's a rom-com and they're rarely interesting, I somehow loved this. 'About Time' was recommended to me by my significant other way back when and as soon as she said to watch it, I did. I am very, very glad I did. The film was entertaining, to be honest - hilarious, and fantastic acting from both of the leads. It is a trapping story, and that is a good thing. I couldn't wait to see what was coming next. The story follows what is described as a "fairly odd family", and it's safe to say that this is a fairly accurate statement. I love the concept of this film, mixing a bit of sci-fi in with the plot. It is, however, a sad film too. Although this is common with rom-coms, it's not in the form that it tends to be. Honestly, it is quite reflective of how we should view life, and that we are not all lucky enough to have certain things but we must enjoy what we can. Ultimately, I can't deny this is a great, fun film and one that has certainly made me take this genre far more seriously. Since watching this, I have been far more open to watching what I refer to as 'nice films', something easy to watch that is fun and will always make me smile one way or another. This is by far the best I have seen, however.
The whole basis of this film revolves around a weird connection between the men in the main family and how it affects the protagonist's relationship with Rachel McAdams' character. The idea is so intriguing and this original twist on it is so well executed. I don't want to run over the same ground on this one but it is a fantastic film. I love the acting and a cameo from an up-and-coming Margot Robbie sits well within the plot and tempo of the film. This spurred me to watch others such as 'Me Before You', and films of a similar sort. At this point, I probably need to rewatch this as it has been quite a while but it is always a good film to stick on at any point in the day, whatever mood you are in.
Duration: 2h, 3mins.
Released: 4 September 2013 (UK).
My Rating: 8.5/ 10.