In case you were wondering, this isn’t the sequel to The Time Travellers Wife. It may look like the same story from afar but it is in fact the latest dramedy movie from the creators of Love Actually and Notting Hill. About time travel. Starring Rachel McAdams. I repeat, this is not The Time Travellers Wife.
At the age of 21, Tim Lake discovers he can time travel, something passed on through the male generations of his family. Tim uses his ability to change all life’s unfortunate events in order to win his dream girl’s heart, but it isn’t as easy as he thought it would be and not even Tim can dodge the inevitable sorrows and struggles that affect people in life.
With rising star Eric Bana Domhnall Gleeson as the lead and Bill Nighy as his father, this actually looks like it could be a charming and heart-warming film (despite the trailer evidently giving away most of the best parts). Domhnall Gleeson proved he was more than capable of playing the gentle and eloquent chap in Anna Karenina (outshining most of his fellow cast members) and his partnering with Hollywood starlet Rachel McAdams might be enough to keep the film grounded. In the experienced hands of director Richard Curtis, I have hope that About Time will surprise us all.
About Time will open in UK cinemas in September 2013.