About Time

… that Rachel McAdams made another great rom-com!

I know, I know, enough already with the romantic comedies. But About Time is so darn good, I can’t avoid advising you to watch it immediately.

On the surface it is suspiciously close to The Time Traveler’s Wife. Which I never saw or read but still don’t feel any real need to. Major differences: 1. Way less marketing. 2. British. 3. No Lifehouse song.

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Oh, and About Time is ADORABLEAWESOMEAMAZINGADJECTIVEENDEARINGENTERTAININGINTELLIGENT. All the good things, and then some.

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It seamlessly combines comedy with the feels, and actor Domhnall Gleeson carries the film with charm and ease. He also becomes strangely attractive as the film progresses. I’m not sure when or why it happens, but he’s hot.

Rachel McAdams is her usual fantastic self, their wedding is one of the best fake weddings I’ve seen, and the soundtrack is schmaltzy without overdoing it. It combines the family storyline with the romantic storyline and even throws in a few truths about life. Basically, everything you want in a rom-com in perfect harmony.

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If you’re not already drinking, cottaging, or traveling this long weekend, snuggle up with one of last year’s great films so I can talk about it with someone else who actually cares this year.

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