About Time

It’s time to fall in love all over again with Rachel McAdams in her new romantic drama from the writer of Love, Actually, which she says has so much passion.

Amidst a season of horror films and action films, About Time kicks off the romantic side of the holiday movie season with what may be the last project from the king of romantic movies, Richard Curtis.

The British screenwriter/director, Curtis, has gained a loyal following not only for his directorial debut, the widely beloved box office hit, Love, Actually, but also for the famous romcoms Bridget Jones’ Diary, Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

About TimeFor McAdams getting the role was a chance to kick an item off her bucket list. “It’s like a rite of passage,” she told ScreenSlam about what it’s like to star in a Richard Curtis movie. “I feel really, really lucky especially if it might be his last, which I really hope it’s not.There’s no one better at bringing an ensemble together, creating wit and charm and humour around the most essential things in life that really hit us all in the heart.I was just excited to be a part of that.”

About Time follows 21-year-old Tim, played by Domhnall Gleeson, who learns from his father (Bill Nighy) that the men in their family have the unique ability to travel through time and amend their errors. Disbelieving at first, Tim eventually embraces this familial talent in order to secure himself a girlfriend, Mary (Rachel McAdams).

McAdams had nothing but praise for her on-screen love interest, Gleeson, who recently caught the attention of critics as Bill Weasley in the two-part final installment of the Harry Potter saga. “I felt really lucky that I got to work with him before he’s gonna be hugely in demand,” she stated. “It was beautiful to watch him creature Tim and start him off as this young, bumbling guy sort of fumbling in the dark and then age him up — both physically and emotionally — to this wonderful grown up Tim.”

About TimeThough it was her love of Richard Curtis films that initially convinced her to take on this role, her character of Mary cinched the deal. “I thought [Mary] was sort of quirky and shy but not at all at the same time,” she explained to CinemaChords. “And I just love the sentiment about [the movie] to sort of live each day and even if you could go back and fix it, would you? I was really drawn to that.”

“There’s so much passion in it,” she continued on why the movie will appeal to audiences. “I think it’s quite an emotional piece, so there’ll probably be some tears which is never really a bad thing. I hope people enjoy it, too, I just hope they can have a laugh as well. I think Richard’s films are so great that way, you get a little bit of everything.”


About Time opens in theatres on November 8 and stars Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy and Margot Robbie.





—By Sarah Khan

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