Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, and Lindsay Duncan
Domhnall Gleeson takes on the lead role with the utmost confidence to play this rather awkward young man given the gift of time travel in an ordinary life. His believable performance sweeps you off your feet as you become a part of his experiences moment by moment. His enviable family relationships seem almost idyllic, but then in a heartbeat remind you that it's not. Rachel McAdams is the perfect choice for the role of Mary. She's sweet and seemingly down-to-earth. Her expression of love with a twinkle in her eye can't be ignored and she too, is someone you want to be like. Bill Nighy is the epitome of an older, wiser, yet lighthearted father. And Lindsay Duncan is the mom that truly cherishes her husband and children; she too is the epitome of "mom." Now with all this perfection in family roles, the film wouldn't be complete without a few characters that are less than perfect. Lydia Wilson is the free-spirited sister who just doesn't have it all together and Tom Hollander plays the playwright full of angst, spewing humorous sarcasm to those around him for more awkward laughs. All in all, a wonderful cast with characters that balance the script and entertain you for the full 123 minutes. Not once did I look at my watch for the time. For once, the movie wasn't about the time as it completed its mission to entertain and tell a story.
ABOUT TIME is truly about time. It touches upon the meaning of life and loving every day for what it is---the good, the bad, the funny, the ordinary and then embracing every moment. This is no doubt a love story full of sweetness regarding romance, marriage, family, and friends. But it's much more than that. It is a story about the time we have and how we choose to fill it. "About Time" is humorous in relatable ways, touching and maybe even a bit sappy in parts, but only in pleasurable ways. This is a perfect date movie, a girls' night out movie, or just a change of pace movie. You won't regret your time or your money spent. It's about time there was a movie like this!