About Time {At the Movies} #AboutTime

I attended a free advanced screening of this movie, and we are being compensated for the campaign at 5 Minutes for Mom. My opinions are entirely my own.

About Time poster

Going to the movies is expensive, not only in money (tickets, not to mention popcorn and a babysitter!) but also in time. Sometimes I fret more about wasting my time — and my brain — on a bad movie than I do about the money I spent. So when I get out and see a movie that was not only good, but really great, I’m so happy.

A couple weeks ago, I took a friend to an advanced screening of About Time.  We laughed, we cried, we thought some deep thoughts. It had everything I love in a good movie. Sharing it with a friend made it even better.

Spend two a half minutes watching this trailer to get the gist of the movie (and then click over to my post at 5 Minutes for Mom and read about what I’d want my do-over moment to be and share yours if you want):

Did you see what I saw? Did you see a delightfully funny, quirky, heartwarming movie about family, love and a little time travel?

It’s one of those previews that seems to show the whole movie, condensed down, and I suppose that in a way it does, but believe me, what’s in between the flashes is what you want to see. There’s love growing between a man and a woman; there’s that sweet, sweet love between a father and a son; there’s love between grown-up siblings. Love generally requires sacrifice, and that comes through loud and clear as well.

About Time

CONTENT NOTE: This movie is rated R. Before I see R movies (and PG-13 for that matter), I usually check into the content. This movie said it was rated R for language and some sexual content. I figured that there would be some strong language, and I was prepared for a moderate amount, and I hoped that the “sexual content” was basically talking about sex, rather than showing explicit sex. I was pleased all around. In fact, I’ve seen PG-13 movies with more language and more sexual content, so this had a moderate level that I was definitely comfortable with.

My recommendation?  Two thumbs up (and two more from my friend who accompanied me). Take a date, take your daughter, take a friend. When you see movies like this, who usually accompanies you? Leave a comment and let me know.

Check out my post at 5 Minutes for Mom about what moment in time I’d like to do over, and stay tuned for a great $100 About Time giveaway.

Before you head over there, leave a comment here saying what appeals to you about this movie (you will be able to count that as one of your entries in the giveaway at 5 Minutes for Mom.

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  1. Martha C. says

    My husband has been watching the commercials and said he wanted to see it! So a romance that my hubbie is interested gets me interested. Can’t wait.

  2. Tara says

    I like Rachel McAdams as an actress, and I really enjoyed Love Actually, so I am interested in this movie. I would love to go on a date night with my husband to see this.

  3. Rebecca Parsons says

    I am sucker for movies like this and after seeing the clip, I am going to go see it whether I win or not. I would definitely drag my husband to see it.

  4. Marti Tabora says

    It sounds really good. I’m glad you explained the R rating because that might have made me think twice about watching it. Thank you.

  5. Sunnymay says

    Thanks for the informative review. I look forward to seeing the movie, About Time, in the near future. It seems to be a light “R” rating.

  6. Tammy S says

    I really want to see this movie. I have been waiting for it to come out! What appeals to me is the story. What an amazing thing it would be to be able to go back and redo things to make them turn out the way you would like.

  7. Cynthia R says

    its been awhile since there’s been a good romantic comedy, plus i loved love actually, notting hill and four weddings and funeral

  8. ellen beck says

    I like that the ovie although you said an R rating isnt much more than a PG13. I dont care for really bad movies where language and sex are thrown in just to keep someones interest. I like that there is some mystery left here and it is wholesome.

    • says

      I wouldn’t say it’s wholesome Ellen! But there’s not an abundance of bad language (but probably the language they use is the f-word R rated variety), and the same with the sex. They talk about it a few times, rather than show it, and at a museum during one of their conversations there is a photo of a topless woman in the background. So maybe those things made it an R, but I’ve definitely seen some PG-13 that seemed to have as much or more adult content.

    • says

      Thanks Michelle! Our time is precious, and our money, so when I really like something, it’s good to share it. I try to be honest too, because I don’t want to lead people astray, so I hope you do get a chance to see it, and I hope you agree.

  9. Jill Myrick says

    This looks like a wonderful love story and we would love to see it.
    My husband and I have been seeing this movie advertised and have both said how much we would love to go see it.
    We own Love Actually on DVD and watch it often.


  10. Gwendolyn Blunt says

    I would love for my daughter to see this movie with me, today is her 17th birthday and she LOVES movies such as these~ We almost lost her to asthma over a year ago and we now know how precious time really is.

  11. sheila ressel says

    I can’t wait to see this movie with sister. I absolutely love Bill Nighy; he’s so comical. Love Actually I my all time favorite movie which my sister and I watch every year at Christmastime so I’m sure this movie will be fantastic too. After reading your review I can hardly wait to see it!

  12. Sharon says

    My daughter, because we usually enjoy the same movies! Your review was very helpful, the rating, content, and your opinion. I’m like you I can’t afford to waste money or time on a movie that is not worth it. After seeing the clips advertised I thought this would be a good one and after your review of the movie and this clip I’m even more convinced! Thanks for an honest review!

  13. rose paden says

    It sounds like a really good movie. I normally make my hubby go and watch these types of movies. He don’t care what movie we see, if i want to see it we do! I snagged up a good one! (:

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