About Time (2013)
This is a British romantic comedy-drama film with a sci-fi twist written and directed by Richard Curtis.
The film tells the story of Tim Lake, played by Domhnall Gleeson, who discovers that the men in his family have the ability to travel through time.
Tim decides to use this gift to improve his love life and to find true love.
The plot focuses on Tim's relationship with Mary, played by Rachel McAdams, and how time travel affects their romance.
The film reflects on how fate, second chances and the importance of living each day to the fullest are important.
Richard Curtis, the director, manages to capture the magic of love and the importance of appreciating the little things in life.
The cast, led by Gleeson and McAdams, deliver charming and convincing performances, making the characters easily identifiable and loveable.
In addition, the film has a well-written script, full of witty dialogue and touching moments.
The cinematography and soundtrack also deserve a mention, as they contribute to a warm, nostalgic atmosphere that immerses you in the story.
It received some accolades and nominations.
At the 2014 BAFTA Awards, the film received a nomination in the Best British Film category. It was also nominated at the 2014 Empire Awards in the categories of Best Comedy and Best Actress (Rachel McAdams).
As for the British Academy Film and Television Awards (BAFTA), "About Time" was nominated in the Best Original Screenplay category.
The film was released in the UK on 4 September 2013 and received mixed reviews from critics.
At the box office, it grossed over $122 million against a budget of $12 million.
It is a good choice for family viewing.