15 February 2016

About Time

About Time 2013
  • Director: Richard Curtis
  • Based on book: no.
  • Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, Richard Cordery, Joshua McGuire, Tom Hollander, Tom Hughes, Richard E. Grant (uncredited), Richard Griffiths (uncredited)
  • Personal “oh yeah him/her” reaction, i.e. have seen this actor in:
    • Domhnall Gleeson – Star Wars the Force Awakens, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1and 2, True Grit, Never Let Me Go
    • Rachel McAdams – Sherlock Holmes a Game of Shadows, Sherlock Holmes, The Time Travellers Wife, Slings and Arrows
    • Bill Nighy – Hotel Marigold 1 and 2, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Girl in the Café, The Boat that Rocked, Valkyria, Hot Fuzz, Notes on a Scandal, The Constant Gardener, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Shaun of the Dead, Love Actually, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Kiss Me Kate
    • Lydia Wilson – South Riding, Never Let Me Go
    • Lindsay Duncan – The Hollow Crown Richard II, Merlin, Wallander, Alice in Wonderland, Lost in Austen, Under the Tuscan Sun, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Prick Up Your Ears
    • Richard Cordery – Mr Turner, Les Misérables, Lorenzo’s Oil
    • Joshua McGuire – Mr Turner
    • Tom Hollander – The Invisible Woman, Hanna, Gracie, The Soloist, In the Loop, Valkyria, Pirates of the Caribbean, A Good Year, The Darwin Awards, The Libertine, Gosford Park, Absolutely Fabulous
    • Tom Hughes – Dancing on the Edge, The Hollow Crown Richard II
  • Why? Bill Nighy
  • Seen:  12 February 2016      

       Two things of interest: this film is on an IMDb list of the best love films of all times. And Domhnall Gleeson is Ron Weasley’s oldest brother Bill.
       And it’s about time travel. Cool.
       Bill Nighy is Bill Nighy and I so love Bill Nighy.
       I like many of the cast. Lindsay Duncan is always good and Domhnall Gleeson is very appealing.
       It’s a bit too cosy for me but the cast pull it together quite well so even though it’s not on my list of the best love films ever made it’s worth seeing.

3 * of 5

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