Tuesday, September 10, 2013

About Time Review

Let me just start by saying, A+ movie. I don't exactly expect anything less from Richard Curtis, but that's a separate issue. There were so many things about this movie, so many nuances, that made it absolutely enjoyable, and I think it'll be a classic for years to come.

The fact that it was in London was a major plus. Do you ever get those moments where you see something, or someplace or someone you know so well, live and big up on a screen? It's almost, magical? or something. So the fact that it was set in a city I'm just beginning to learn and love, well, it only made my affinity for romantic comedies stronger.

Maybe the only drawback to this movie, (and I really don't think I'm spoiling anything, but if you don't like to know any details about a movie, don't keep reading), is that there's no conflict. You know, the conflict. The problem that magically erupts when you didn't even think it possible. The thing that breaks when it wasn't even whole to begin with. And while my weak heart was quite happy that there was no bitter pain in this movie, it's kind of the part we all yearn for, isn't it? The part that we hope to whatever God gets resolved so we can see a bittersweet kiss in the rain only twenty minutes later. It was almost there, almost. A touch away really. But then, gone.

So, truth be told, the movie wasn't as romantic comedy as it could've been. It was almost sci-fi in some parts, and touchingly family oriented in others. And if you don't want to see it because Rachel McAdams is just so overrated, save yourself the long rant. Just watch it. You won't regret a thing.

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