Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: About Time

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

About Time – Opening November 8, 2013

This movie has a lot going for it. First of all, it comes from writer-director Richard Curtis, who penned the script to “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and directed one of the greatest ensemble romantic comedies of all time, “Love Actually.” His second feature, “Pirate Radio,” was pretty great too, and his third outing behind the camera looks extremely promising. This original story isn’t Rachel McAdams’ first time being in love with someone who travels through time, and I sincerely hope this trip proves more compelling than “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” That said, of course, McAdams is quite charming and capable of anchoring a romantic film. I’m pleased to see the very redheaded Domhnall Gleeson, son of Brendan and recent scene-stealer in “Anna Karenina,” in the role of Tim, the son of none other than Bill Nighy, a Curtis regular, who tells his son that the men in their family have the ability to travel back in time. This looks like a much, much happier version of “The Butterfly Effect,” with Tim constantly and humorously revisiting each memory until he is completely happy with its outcome. Whether this film will ultimately prove to be more about romance than about time travel is unknown, but I think it looks appealing and very likeable.

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