Friday, March 28, 2014

Romantic Film Review - About Time

"For Me it Was Always Going to be About Love"

Richard Curtis makes great films and that's all that needs to be said. Think of, Four Weddings and Funeral, Bridget Jones' Diary, Notting Hill, and Love Actually. When a new Richard Curtis film comes out, you know you are 99% likely to have a brilliant new romantic classic on your hands.

About Time, which came out last year (2013) is one of those great films. There has been a bit of complaining about the terrible time travel physics, the way it breaks its own rules and stuff like that, but really, we're talking about TIME TRAVEL people and guess what? Its not true! So that sort of slams all the criticisms that the time travel aspect isn't properly fleshed out. For women who love a good romance, About Time covers all bases properly and brings something beautiful and fresh to the romance genre.

But, besides the crazy premise of all that running about back and forth through time, its really the witty lines that make About Time so much fun and the kind of film you can watch over and over again. Domhnall Gleeson is a geeky-but-sexy leading man, and we all love Rachael McAdams in everything and the two have a lovely chemistry that makes their bond very believable, but in the end its likes like "for me it was always going to be about love" when referring to time travel will just make your heart melt. My favourite part of the film is the early stages of Tim's courting Mary, when he pops back and forth in time in order to get it all right so that they can have the perfect start to life - or in some cases, meet at all. It's lines like this we love:

"I'm going to go into the bedroom and put on my new pajamas, and in a minute you can come in and take them off."

"No one can ever prepare you for what happens when you have a child. When you see the baby in your arms and you know that it's your job now. No one can prepare you for the love and the fear."

What do you think of her?
I like her more than you already.

"You're kidding! I can go anywhere in time and you bring me back to the worst party of all time."

Part of what we love about Richard Curtis' romance films is they are often done from the man's point of view, and lets face it, with lines like "for me it was always going to be about love" who wants it from any other point of view?

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