About Time {At the Movies} #AboutTime

by Jennifer


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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{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

1 happymomc October 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm

my hubby for sure!


2 Martha C. October 18, 2013 at 6:25 pm

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.


3 Tara October 18, 2013 at 7:59 pm

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.


4 Christina Marie October 18, 2013 at 8:30 pm

When I see movies like this, I usually go with my friend.


5 stephanie October 19, 2013 at 11:46 am

i so cant wait to see this it looks good


6 latanya October 19, 2013 at 12:42 pm

This movie looks really good. It will make you laugh and cry.


7 Rebecca Parsons October 19, 2013 at 2:36 pm

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.


8 Tabathia B October 19, 2013 at 3:13 pm

My hubby usually goes with me

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com


9 Marti Tabora October 19, 2013 at 6:42 pm

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.


10 Amy Tolley October 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm

great review thanks for sharing this movie sounds so great i cant wait to see it ty


11 vickie couturier October 20, 2013 at 10:09 am

usually my husband or my best friend


12 Susan P. October 21, 2013 at 12:23 am

I would go just to see Emma Thompson.


13 Amy Orvin October 21, 2013 at 5:23 am

I like to see movies like this with my mom. It sounds like a great one!


14 Kathy B October 21, 2013 at 10:37 am

Even though I cry my eyes out at Love Actually, hubby wants to see this one.


15 Lisa Brown October 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Nice review. I like Bill Nighy and enjoy shows and movies he is in.


16 Cheryl F. October 22, 2013 at 4:20 am

I love a good romance. I’m sure this one will have me crying with joy.


17 Trish F October 22, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I usually go to see movies like this with my sister, and after reading about it, I want to go see it. Thanks for a great review.


18 Maria Iemma October 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I had been thinking about going to see this movie. I may take my Mom with me..make it a girls night out


19 Sunnymay October 23, 2013 at 5:30 pm

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.


20 mrsshukra October 24, 2013 at 2:38 am

I have been waiting for this movie! Thanks for your review! Rachel McAdams fan!


21 Tammy S October 24, 2013 at 8:04 am

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.


22 Cynthia R October 26, 2013 at 10:37 pm

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


23 ellen beck October 27, 2013 at 2:04 am

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.


24 Jennifer October 27, 2013 at 10:28 pm

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.


25 Jeniffer October 27, 2013 at 3:02 pm

This would be wonderful! Love these kind of movies!


26 Michelle H October 27, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Your review made me want to see it.


27 Jennifer October 28, 2013 at 11:43 am

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.


28 Jill Myrick October 28, 2013 at 12:24 pm

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.



29 Gwendolyn Blunt October 29, 2013 at 1:49 am

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.


30 sheila ressel October 29, 2013 at 8:18 am

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!


31 Jennifer October 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I was talking with some people who did press on this movie, and they said that Bill Nighy was SO nice to everyone.


32 Amanda Sakovitz October 29, 2013 at 10:49 am

This looks like my kind of movie. I would love to watch this with my girls.


33 Susan Smith October 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Sounds like a good movie. I like sentamental relationship movies.


34 Sharon October 29, 2013 at 12:51 pm

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!


35 Mya Murphy October 29, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Romance isn’t normally my thing, I have to admit, however your review made it sound awesome. Thank you.


36 kathy pease October 29, 2013 at 6:11 pm

This sounds like a great movie id love to see it..I loved her in the notebook :)


37 mary gardner October 29, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Your review makes me want to see this with my daughter – she would love it!


38 laurie October 29, 2013 at 7:24 pm

this sounds like a great movie to see


39 rose paden October 29, 2013 at 7:32 pm

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! (:


40 Thomas Murphy October 29, 2013 at 8:55 pm

sounds like a great movie!


41 Richard Hicks October 29, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Good review and the trailer was great. I think we all wish we could do things over…..


42 Sky Kory October 29, 2013 at 10:25 pm

This movie looks so good!


43 Gianna October 30, 2013 at 12:49 am

Going through great lengths to find true love.


44 Roxann October 30, 2013 at 1:53 am

The story itself is what is appealing to me and I really want to go and see it.


45 Sarah L October 30, 2013 at 4:41 am

I like a good love story – looks like this one is.


46 heather c October 30, 2013 at 10:06 am

Sometimes a friend, sometimes my husband. Whoever it is usually doesn’t cry as much as I cry.


47 Buddy Garrett October 30, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I’m sure my wife would enjoy this movie. It sounds like a great romantic movie with a happy ending.


48 Stephanie October 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm

This looks like such a beautiful story! I can’t wait to see it.


49 Angela s November 4, 2013 at 10:08 am

my hubby will go with me!


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