"How long will I love you? As long as stars are above you."

15 January 2014

I have anticipated seeing About Time ever since I saw the trailer late last year, and man did it not disappoint. If you're one of those people who can only "tolerate" a set number of movies about romance for a period of time  (but, why?), please please pretty please make it About Time.

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It is about love (and not just romantic love, mind you) with a dash of fantasy and magic realism. Please take note that unlike other romantic movies that also deal with time, About Time is a feel-good movie  very much unlike The Time Traveler's Wife (the movie and the book left me feeling depressed) and In Time (interesting premise but failed to deliver). It also makes you evaluate whether you're living life to the fullest or if you're just, you know, going through the motions. Even though I was already expecting to like it, I found myself enjoying it more than I thought I would. I am sure you will love this.

Without giving too much of the story away, the movie is about Tim who discovers that he can travel back through time. And what does he do with this power? He scores a girlfriend, for one. Yup, he did not go back in time to buy winning lottery tickets; it's all about L-O-V-E for Tim. For the rest, you will just have to find out. Allow me this tidbit, though. I think my favorite part was when Tim's dad told him about what he did with all this extra time: he read books. That is totally what I would do, too! Well, that and watch movies.

Beautifully shot and cleverly acted by an awesome cast and with an excellent soundtrack, About Time is endearing, charming, and captivating. I couldn't find any faults in the movie except maybe I wish Rachel McAdams would stop being so perfect. She has the best job, too, reading for a living. I want her job! She lights up the screen every time she appears and no one else (not even Zooey Deschanel) could have played the role better. Bill Nighy and Domhnall Gleeson were also very convincing as the father and son who not only share a secret but also have a very tight relationship that goes beyond parent-and-kid. About Time was from the same creator of Notting Hill and Love, Actually. If after learning that you still can't decide whether to see it or not, then consider seeing Rufus Scrimgeour giving fatherly advice to Bill Weasley motivation enough.




That beautiful montage on the train station while How Long Will I Love You? (two lines of which, I used as this post's title) plays was PER-FECT. It may not have been *that* subtle but it hit me right through my chest and that's always good.

So, have I convinced you to see it yet? Enjoy the movie!

"We're all travelling through time together, every day of our lives.
All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride."

11 comments:

Maria Theresa Espiritu said...

wow. I fell in love for the nth time.

henley said...

a really feel good movie! Added to my list for Christmas movie marathon along with love actually!

Rose said...

Richard Curtis is indeed a gifted storyteller. I loved the movie too! It's the type that never gets old kahit ilang beses mo panoorin.

Leah Gonzalez said...

I've seen this around but haven't watched it yet! I'm curious because I wasn't blown away by the Time Traveler's Wife movie (although I liked many parts of it) and I had a hard time finishing the book (well, I read it after watching the movie). :)

By the way, Happy New Year! Been so busy the last couple of months that I haven't had time to visit my favorite blogs! :)

krissy said...

♡♡

krissy said...

Have you seen The Holiday? I think it deserves to be in the list, too! ^_^

krissy said...

Exactly! I watched it again earlier ♡

krissy said...

The Time Traveler's Wife is so depressing :( But you should watch this, it's a great movie!


Awww, happy 2014, Leah! :)

Diane said...

Hi Krissy! Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment in my blog. I forgot to mention but you were one of the bloggers who led me to Book Depository.


I think I will likewise love this movie. It somehow reminded me of David Levithan's Every Day too.


Have a great week ahead!

henley said...

yep, seen The Holiday too and yes it should also be added in the list.

Riz said...

I loooove love love About Time. My husband and I watched it just recently lang din, and even he was kilig watching it LOL. It was the kind of film that will make you ponder upon your own life and appreciate the gift of time and love. Also, Rachel Adams.. Agreed. #girlcrush :)