One of movies’ greatest effects doesn’t happen when they are complex, thought-provoking, or original. It is when they are entertaining, and when you are looking for (/need) that. You are looking for the cliché and the accessible, something to put on and not think much, and if the movie delivers that, the outcome is beautiful. The genius of About Time is that it has this effect, of being innocent, enjoyable, and pleasurable; yet at the same time it offers an engaging story, and takes on interesting ideas. The phrase “pleasure to watch” may not apply to a movie more than it does for About Time, and we are so happy to say that it is way more than just that.
This movie is about Tim Lake who discovers that men in their family can time travel but can’t change history, only their own lives. He uses this special ability to achieve the future that he envisioned. As one would imagine, there are a lot of what-ifs and cerebral moments in this movie. Great performance by the cast especially the lead roles (Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson). It’ll make you laugh, cry, and fall in love. It will make you realize how important time is in our life and the consequences of every action we take. It’s an amazing romcom movie. It gave me a movie hangover!