Synopsis: A young man discovers from his father that he has the ability, like all the other men in his family, to travel back in time. Only in his lifetime though. When Tim meets the girl of his dreams, he uses his gift to make everything just perfect.
Main Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie
The Hype: This comes from the pen of the writer of both Notting Hill and Love Actually, Richard Curtis. A typical low-budget British movie, this did reasonably well at the box office upon its release and the track record of Curtis’ movies is pretty good.
What I Thought: This was a quaint little film. I don’t think it is as good as the two I already mentioned but it was a pleasant watch and if you are a fan of Richard Curtis’ writing, then you will probably enjoy this. The cast is a good one with Bill Nighy topping off what a really good showing Domhnall Gleeson does here. I could just as easily have imagined Martin Freeman in the role of Tim, but Gleeson manages to play the shy, slightly bumbling young lawyer very well. It’s a nice storyline and its nicely played out and comes to a natural conclusion.
Conclusions: Not quite a Notting Hill, but a nice watch for any romantic comedy fans out there. I’ll give it a good 3 stars.