About Time (2013)

A new funny film about love. With a bit of time travel.

Blu-ray, 2h 3min
Rating: 7.8
Votes: 316665
Languages: English
Director: Richard Curtis
Writer: Richard Curtis



At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. - Anonymous

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, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road. 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. - Universal Pictures

In Cornwall, Tim Lake lives a pleasant life with his family, but he is awkward with the girls and unlucky in love. At the age of twenty one, his father discloses a family secret to him, telling that the men in his family have the ability to travel in time. The skeptic Tim finds that his father is telling the truth and when he moves to London to work as a lawyer, he falls in love with Mary and seduces her fixing his mistakes in the relationship. During his life, Tim uses his gift to fix not only his errors, but also in the lives of his relatives and friends. - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Twenty-one year old Tim Lake, awkward, slightly gangly, and from what he considers an odd but loving family in Cornwall, is still relatively happy. His life has the potential to be even happier when on New Years Day, his father tells him that all the men in their family have the ability to travel in time, albeit only to places and situations where they've been before. In discussing the issue with his dad, what Tim decides will be the immediate priority for any of his time travel is to get a girlfriend. Following a failed attempt with Charlotte, a friend of his sister Kit Kat who is staying with them for the summer, Tim, after moving to London to begin his career as a lawyer, believes he's found the girl of his dreams in Mary, who he falls in love with literally on first sight on what is their literal blind date. Tim will find that getting what he wants in life, including Mary, isn't always as easy as redoing his life in a way that failed him the first time. He will also find that redoing certain parts of his life may have unintended consequences, where he will have to set his priorities between what may be competing and incompatible outcomes. He will also find that traveling back in time may have other benefits than just fixing problems, that it cannot solve all life's problems, and has some other drawbacks. - Huggo

In the harsh morning light following a depressing New Year's Eve party, Tim Lake, a lonely twenty-one-year-old man, discovers the family's life-altering secret. Entrusted by his father with the knowledge that the men in their family can travel in time, ecstatic Tim relocates to London to study law, and above all, find a girlfriend. And, before long, Tim locks eyes with gorgeous Mary, and just like that, he knows he has found the woman of his dreams. However, an unforeseen ripple in time caused by the time-travel brings Tim back to square one, rendering him and Mary perfect strangers again. Now, to win back Mary's heart, Tim will have to travel back into the past to save his future, using his unique talent to create the perfect conditions for an unforgettable marriage proposal. However, is Tim's extraordinary ability to fix the past the key to happiness? - Nick Riganas