Universal Pictures | Release Date: November 1, 2013
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hammersjNov 16, 2013
Just awful. I enjoyed the Time Traveler's Wife, and this was like that except lacking everything that made that movie interesting, with hardly any significant, interesting time travel and a boring, pathetic loser for a main character whoJust awful. I enjoyed the Time Traveler's Wife, and this was like that except lacking everything that made that movie interesting, with hardly any significant, interesting time travel and a boring, pathetic loser for a main character who never grows at all throughout the movie.

The film doesn't make you care at all about ANY of the characters, in fact, because it never really tries to. The only "tear jerking" that happens is because of the sappy music and the marriage and baby stuff that some women love to fawn over despite the lack of connection to any of the characters in the film.

It drags on especially toward the end for no real apparent reason other than to add to the sap appeal for the characters that we have no connection whatsoever to because, again, none was ever developed.

The reviews promised a chick flick that men could actually enjoy. It did not deliver whatsoever. I can't see anyone with taste enjoying this film.

Rated 2 because the first 20 minutes were somewhat interesting.

The only people who could enjoy this film past the 20 minute mark are, to put it bluntly, airhead girls and eunuchs.
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asdasd33aJan 3, 2014
this a story of a guy who for some reason can not find a girlfriend while living in London. To get one this poor sod has to resort to time travel Sounds like it can be a funny movie except for it tries to be a drama and completely fails atthis a story of a guy who for some reason can not find a girlfriend while living in London. To get one this poor sod has to resort to time travel Sounds like it can be a funny movie except for it tries to be a drama and completely fails at that as no one in the right mind can take this story seriously nor is there any emotional attachment to any of the main characters. Expand
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kristen58Mar 1, 2014
This movie sucked. It was slow, dull, sappy, overly sentimental...I was so bored. I understand it was a romantic drama, and maybe that's just not my cup of tea, but I thought it needed more light hearted laughs to keep my interest. NotThis movie sucked. It was slow, dull, sappy, overly sentimental...I was so bored. I understand it was a romantic drama, and maybe that's just not my cup of tea, but I thought it needed more light hearted laughs to keep my interest. Not much happened, and it was mainly a real downer. I did like the actors, so that's one good thing, but I felt like this movie was a waste of money overall. I should have watched something else. Collapse
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tqh8074Jan 19, 2014
Very bad made movie. Old tricks, awful actings, long and boring "going-back-to-the-past" over and over again, not reflecting the truth of a real life (at least doesn't convince me). Totally a waste of my time. And it's definitely the worstVery bad made movie. Old tricks, awful actings, long and boring "going-back-to-the-past" over and over again, not reflecting the truth of a real life (at least doesn't convince me). Totally a waste of my time. And it's definitely the worst movie I've seen in 2013. Expand
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jrphartleyDec 12, 2014
About time is about a boy who can time travel. Extraordinary, don't you think, but not as extraordinary as having a father who lectures at university and owns a 3 million pound mansion, or young women working in publishing who can afford toAbout time is about a boy who can time travel. Extraordinary, don't you think, but not as extraordinary as having a father who lectures at university and owns a 3 million pound mansion, or young women working in publishing who can afford to rent city centre London apartments, or as extraordinary as an England that looks beautiful and benign in every single frame, or a struggling playwright of crap melodramas who lives in a £2 million town house.

Richard Curtis has Out-Richard Curtised himself here. Absolutely appalling film full of simpering little twerps and the usual quota of quirky friends we are suppose to think are charming.

Will appeal to moron American's with their chocolate box ideas of olde England and its charmingly awkward chaps.

Couldn't crowbar in a disabled person to signal your right on cred this time Rich? Or perhaps you did? I only watched the first 20 minutes before doing a bit of time travel myself and hitting the fast, fast, fast forward button.
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CabryJan 9, 2015
The time traveling is not explained well. The father and son appear to never have disagreed about anything ever. There is maybe 20 mins of conflict in this 2 hour film. It is essentially about a Hugh Grant knockoff playing puppet masterThe time traveling is not explained well. The father and son appear to never have disagreed about anything ever. There is maybe 20 mins of conflict in this 2 hour film. It is essentially about a Hugh Grant knockoff playing puppet master with other people's lives and we are suppose to accept this as a good thing--that others might prefer how the events played out initially. Of course he doesn't tell his wife anything. Rachel McAdams plays a woman whose sole purpose in the film is to adore the male lead and have her life manipulated unknowingly by him under the illusion that he always make the right decisions for the both of them. There are also montages. Lots and lots and lots of montages. Expand
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