There hasn’t been a time in anyone’s life when they haven’t thought they needed a do-over. For me, it would be the college years. I definitely “experienced” college, but probably not in the way that is completely intended (which is to just buckle down, study and grow). I had a fabulous time, made amazing friends and truly had the best life experiences. However, in hindsight, I wish I would have studied more and made my grades better. I was absolutely capable of that, but the added freedom caused me to lose my mind a little bit and misuse my experience.
What if you could relive a time in your life over and over again to make it absolutely perfect? What would it be? What would you do so that things would be different?
On November 8, 2013 get ready to meet a young man who makes the decision to use his inherited ability to travel back. To make his time with the love of his life absolutely perfect, in turn securing his perfect present and future.
About Time tells the story of a young man whose gift allows him to go back and relive any moment of his life. But instead of making every moment perfect, he learns that life and love are most extraordinary when you embrace all of their imperfections.
For more than three decades, filmmaker Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral) has crafted his signature voice in the world of movies and television, giving audiences unforgettable characters who have alternately allowed us to laugh at our ever-so-human foibles and to shed a tear at the extraordinary journeys that accompany our ordinary lives.
Now, with About Time, Curtis gives us his most personal film to date.
At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time…
The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s 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. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
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, then 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 and to save his best friend from professional disaster. 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. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous, too.
About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.
Check out the trailer for About Time below. Does it make you think of a point in your life where you’d want to try to do it all over again, this time perfectly, and alter the outcome to make it perfect? Share in the comments!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Universal Pictures through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about About Time, all opinions are my own.