About Time

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +3

Content: -3

Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson. Rom/com/dram. Written & directed by Richard Curtis.

FILM SYNOPSIS: When he turns 21, Timís dad tells him that the men folk in their family can time-travel. (Only during moments of their own, but still, quite a feat.) Every time they say something stupid or hear that a family member has gotten into a car crash, they just slip off to a closet, close their eyes, clinch their fists, and voila, they have traveled back to moments before the mistake and make it better.

Timís dad has utilized this gift in order to allow himself more reading time. But Tim has decided to use it to get a girlfriend. This leads to be some humorous situations and some sacrificial moments.

PREVIEW REVIEW: A surprisingly fresh, romantic comedy/drama, About Time touches the heart strings as well as the funny bone. Alas, nearly every character gets his or her chance to either profane Godís name or Christís. So, if profanity in film does not bother you or you claim, ďOh I donít even hear it,Ē then youíll find this to be a pleasant film about family love and appreciating your soulmate.

I loved the creativity and the cleverness, as well as the endearing performances by all. But I just canít get past everyone in movies dismissing the holiness of our Savior. I know Iím sounding like a broken record to readers who have managed to move past this irreverence in movies, but I question what it says about the people entertaining us. And what does it say about our acceptance of a practice denounced in the third of the Ten Commandments?

Itís a shame, Ďcause I liked everything else about this tender love story.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: A few obscenities are sprinkled around, mostly the s- and f-words.

Profanity: Christís name is misused at least six times; Godís name followed by a curse is heard once and the expression ďoh my GodĒ is heard more often than on an episode of Friends.

Violence: We see a jolting car accident two times; the person is injured.

Sex: There are three or four sexual situations taking place outside marriage, but they do not become graphic and there is no nudity; the lead couple has sex on their first date.

Nudity: The only nudity is a photo of a model.

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: Some drinking.

Other: Some might think the manipulation of time in order to get what you want is creepy, but the lead reveals himself to be a person of character, a man who learns to appreciate each day for what it brings.

Running Time: 123 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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