About Time - Review

Starting in the late '90s, there was a cute trendlet of romantic dramas — movies likeSliding Doors (1998) and Kate & Leopold (2001) — that took off from premises right out of science-fiction fantasy. Only the films, in spirit, weren't sci-fi; they were closer to sweet fables of destiny. Richard Curtis' About Time is a movie in that tradition. Tim (Domhnall Gleeson), handsome in a gawky way, comes from a nice, comfortable British family (they've got a great house by the sea), and he has no serious worries, except that he's a romantic fumbler. On New Year's Eve, a girl is eager to kiss him, and instead he reaches out to shake her hand.




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