• Joshua Buck

About Time (2013) Review

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

The plot sounds simple but it really is enough to drive the story forward and this film provides plenty of stories. Told through the eyes of the lead character Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) we follow him trying to fall in love, falling in love and trying to do right by his family. This story captures all emotions of life and I feel like everybody can relate to this film to some extent. The conflict of the story comes when Tim tries to write wrongs and then we see him having to deal with the conflicts of the choices that he has made by travelling in time. It is the characters internal conflicts that are brought to the forefront that makes it a compelling story to watch. Not a ground-breaking story but compelling. The story stretches the use of time sometimes and almost seems to make its own rules up.

The cinematography of this movie had a really nice soft feel to it to compliment this film warm feeling and warm story. It almost feels like we are watching a dream. It is nothing amazing that has been done with the story but the camera has been set up in a way that fits the story and that is why it has done a good job.

The design of this movie was simple. Every character had their own unique style. Kit kat was purple, Mary was dressed like someone’s mum combined with the sweet innocent look and Tim was just dressed in a normal style with pastel colours which matches the aesthetic of the feel of the camera.

Think this has to be my least favourite review I’ve written because it's really hard to pinpoint why I like this film. I like it but can’t think of specific moments that stand out but it just a nice feeling film that is an easy watch.

To conclude, I rate this movie a 3/5.

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