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It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Dec 162013
 

 
photo for About Time The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s (Domhnall Gleeson) father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life — so he decides to make his world a better place … by getting a girlfriend (Rachel McAdams). Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, but an unfortunate time-travel incident means he’s never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again — and again — but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can’t save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. From filmmaker Richard Curtis (“Love Actually,” “Notting Hill,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral”). Extras: Deleted scenes, Blooper reel: “Making Movies Is a Serious Business,” “The Luckiest” Music,” Ellie Goulding “How Long Will I Love You?” music video, commentary with director Richard Curtis and cast members Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Vanessa Kirby, Lydia Wilson and Tom Hollander. Blu-ray adds Three featurettes: “About Tim and Time Travel,” “The Look, Style and Locations,” “The World of Richard Curtis.” Vitals: Director: Richard Curtis. Stars: Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Vanessa Kirby, Lydia Wilson. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 124 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $15.001 million, Universal.

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