The creator of Love Actually has his follow up, and it’s About Time.
Richard Curtis, who wrote the screenplays for Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill and was the writer/director of Love Actually, uses time travel as an unusual storytelling device for this new romantic comedy.
The poster suggests a romantic love story, and there is a sweet romance between the leads Tim (Domhall Gleeson) and Mary (Rachel McAdams), but the more heartfelt story involves the relationship between Tim and his father (Bill Nighy).
Still, this is more of a movie about life than it is about love. And the life lesson that follows the wandering time travel and romantic love stories packs a huge wallop. So much so, I completely have to recommend this film.
Simply put: Close your eyes, clench your fists and go see this (ultimately) inspiring film.
Award potential: It has some potential for a few Golden Globe Comedy nominations I suppose, but this is not an Academy Award level film.
The ten buck review: Worth ten bucks.