Conclusion: About Time may wear its heart on its sleeve, but it does so with such conviction, commitment and sincerity that it never once struck me as syrupy or overly sentimental. Curtis' romantic comedy is more a poignantly amusing meditation on the truths of life, loss and love than anything remotely...
Excerpt: The Film Writer/director Richard Curtis has a real knack for the rom-com. He seems to be one of the few filmmakers out there that can create something for this under-appreciated genre and not have it be total crap.
Conclusion: I absolutely adore 'About Time.' It's an under-appreciated gem, one that I'm determined to share with as many people as I can. The day it opened theatrically, I looked for showtimes in the areas where my siblings and parents live just so I could tell them when and where they could see it.
Conclusion: About Time is a good, sentimental time at the movies, and an excellent capper to Richard Curtis's career, if he really does retire. The Blu-ray looks and sounds excellent, though many of the bonus features are unfortunately quite shallow. Nonetheless, the movie is incentive enough. .
Excerpt: Time travel is hereditary rather than a scientific invention in writer-director Richard Curtis's About Time , a surprisingly thoughtful romantic comedy that shirks a great deal of reason and consequence in the name of love.
Excerpt: Not long after his 21st birthday, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) makes a very unusual discovery: By entering a dark space, like a closet or pantry, closing his eyes, and clenching his fists tight, he can return to any moment from his past.
Excerpt: Coming from the creator of Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill , you might understandably expect About Time to be a romantic comedy. After all, it is fronted by Rachel McAdams and Anna Karenina 's Domhnall Gleeson. Don't be fooled. This is not a movie about romance.
Conclusion: More than just a time-travel rom-com, this is a movie that asks you questions and doesn't sugar-coat as many of the answers as you'd expect. Smart and sweet, funny and genuinely moving. Should probably come with a 'there's something in my eye' warning.