About Time


about time

Release Date: November 1st, 2013

Plot Outline: A guy learns he can travel back in time.

Rating: 3/5

I hated About Time for approximately the first 30 minutes. I couldn’t stand the main character, Tim and his whining. Wah, wah, wah, I want a girlfriend, wah wah I want to be in love.  So obnoxious. Learn how to live your life and be independent, Tim!

I think I would have been less annoyed had Tim liked a particular girl but no, he just wanted a girlfriend, any girl would do. Doesn’t matter her personality or anything, any girl would do to fill his empty life with some meaning, cause ya know, what else are girlfriends for?

So, after Tim gets a girlfriend the movie got better because he whined less. About Time was marketed as a love story, about a whiny pathetic guy obsessed with finding love. That is what the movie was about for the first half hour but after that it became more charming. About Time was filled with life lessons and Tim learning to appreciate what he has. Granted, Tim’s life was pretty damn perfect. I did appreciate the moral of the story and the acting was great and the story line was sweet and each relationship and character in the movie was absolutely lovable but Tim’s life was maybe a tad less than perfect. Tim found the love of his life and they had absolutely no issues in their relationship, Tim had an amazing relationship with his parents, he found a great job, and he has adorable children. One of his issues was picking a best man because he has so many people in his life he loves so much. Poor you Tim, poor you.

Tim learns through his travels that he needs to appreciate each and every moment. Well that is easy to do when your life is so easy and perfect. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy About Time. It was sweet and charming but it would have been nice to see the main character go through some character development and overcome challenges. The movie attempted to add more depth when his adorable, lovable sister has a life issues…for about two minutes.

I really loved the relationship with Tim and his father. In my opinion, it was the sweetest relationship in the film.

About Time is worth a watch if you are in the mood for a lighthearted, sweet, charming film. Aren’t we all once in a while?

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