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Sodas & Popcorn – Movie Review: About Time




Directed by: Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Bridget Jones Diary, four weddings & a funeral)
Written by: Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Bridget Jones Diary, four weddings & a funeral)
Principal actors: Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1 & 2, Dreed), Rachel McAdams(The Vow, The Notebook, The Devil wears Prada), Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribean at world’s end & Dead man’s Chest)

Quick question: Imagine you had the power to go back in time and correct almost any event of your choosing, what would that be ?

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place…by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

The Script
Richard Curtis is definitely no newbie to writing rom-coms that are a real delight to the audience as we saw in Notting Hill, Love Actually and Four weddings and a funeral. This movie was nothing short of that. It finds a clever way of keeping the audience sober enough to enjoy the romance but still happy enough to enjoy its rich comedy. The script leaves everyone at the theater with a lot of ‘Lol’ and ‘Awww’ moments. I really enjoyed this story I must confess.

The Directing
Someone one said “if you ever want something done well, do it yourself” and that’s the case here with director Richard Curtis. He is known for writing his scripts and directing his own movies. Little wonder they come so close to perfection. I really enjoyed the art direction by which every scene compliments the one before and sets the stage for the next. Also worth mentioning is the assembly of the cast, co-ordination and their chemistry. It was all superb. Well done Richard!!!

The Acting
The first time I saw and really took notice of lead actor Domhnall Gleeson was in JK. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the deathly hallows 1 & 2 and he played the role of Bill Weasely(Ron’s brother). I was left with the impression of him being an average actor but that all changed with About Time. He totally owned his character ‘Tim Lake’ and along with co-star Rachel McAdams ‘Mary’, they really gave the vibe of a real couple with both actors oozing with such confidence and poise that it was almost bordering on telepathic sometimes. Other actors such as Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson, Tom Hollander and Lindsay Duncan all executed their respective roles brilliantly.

The Verdict
About Time gets a Soda and Popcorn from us over at Sodas & Popcorn because the movie played out wonderfully from start to finish. It takes you on a ride with just about everything (rom-com related) to keep you interested.

Sodas & Popcorn Rating4
P.s. If this movie doesn’t get you all warm inside thinking what could-have been with that guy/lady in your life I don’t know what would.

The Ratings
Traffic Popcorn-1/5
Popcorn & Water-2/5
Popcorn & Hotdog-3/5
Popcorn & Soda-4/5
Popcorn, Soda & Hotdog-5/5

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1 Comment

  1. darkchildlovethyhair

    December 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Seems pretty interesting,I loved Love actually so I’m sure I’ll enjoy this too.Thks BN

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