About Time


Richard Curtis comedy with Bill Nighy and Rachel McAdams Discuss this article

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About Time is a light-touch comedy, not free of sentimentality, about a young man, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson), from a wealthy, boho background in Cornwall, UK, who bumbles his way through life and love but who has a power inherited from his dad (Bill Nighy): he can hold his eyes shut and go back in time. Richard Curtis has become a byword for everything in British cinema that’s safe, stuttery, gently amusing, occasionally teary and ten steps to the left of real. The familiarity of his new film, will please fans as much as it irritates detractors. And it will be a relief to anyone who suffered the excruciating gags-to-laughs ratio of his super-indulgent The Boat that Rocked.

By Dave Calhoun
Time Out Doha,

About Time

  • Duration: 123
  • Released: Thu, 10 Oct
  • Classification: 18+
  • Language: English
  • Director: Richard Curtis
  • Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, Richard Cordery, Tom Hollander

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