After getting soaked on the big pour-down during today's shopping, I got home and all I wanted was to curl up with a cup of tea, some cookies, a warm blanket and a good film. A while ago I had bought a copy of "About Time", I had been meaning to watch it but the timing was never right; until today. Everyone that had seen it kept on telling me how great it is and how they were sure I would looooooooooove it. So, as it couldn't be any other way, I got myself into warm comfy clothes, proceeded to put my freshly opened DVD in the player and readied myself for what I can now say were some of the best 123 minutes of my life (+/- a tea pause here and there of course, one needs refills ^^).
This film is not only funny and heart-warming, but also unexpected, which sadly doesn't happen so often anymore. It is not the every-day rom-com we all expected it to be, but a true ode to love, care, and life. Something completely different from what we thought it would be. Much like some of my all-time favourites "Love Actually" and "Nothing Hill", which incidentally happen to be also Curtis' work, what are the odds? ;) The cast was impeccable, and Rachel McAdams, who I usually find a bit dull (with exceptions), was absolutely mesmerizing. And, needless to say, Bill Nighy, as always, brilliant. One would assume that centering yet another film around the theme of time travel would turn out the usual overplayed and overworked way, but no, Richard Curtis found a nice slightly newer angle, which turned out to be a tremendous success. I don't want to give anything up because you should definitely watch it. It'll be worth your time, I promise!
What should I watch on my next rainy day?? Any suggestions??
I'll leave you with a wonderful quote written by a wonderful writer, Mr. Curtis himself. Many of you will know it already:
“I’m just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love me”
Labels: About time, bill nighy, film, lifestyle, rachel mcadams, richard curtis