"About Time" Trailer: Richard Curtis' Time Travel Movie Introduces Another Ginger to Put On Your Hotties List
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About Time Trailer: Richard Curtis' Time Travel Movie Introduces Another Ginger to Put On Your Hotties List

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | May 14, 2013 | Comments ()


It looks like Richard Curtis was inspired by that episode "Doctor Who" he wrote a while back (the charming Van Gogh episode, which come to think of it, is one of the last great stand-alone episodes of the series). In About Time, he reteams with the most unusual of muses, Bill Nighy, for a time travel rom com, which looks miles ahead of Rachel McAdams other time-travel rom-com, The Time Traveler's Wife. In About Time, Domhnall Gleeson -- who is probably going to be on a lot of ginger lists soon -- has the ability to time travel, which he uses to Groundhog Day his way into a perfect relationship. Complications, obviously, ensue. There's always a catch, damnit.

On paper -- syrupy Richard Curtis plus time travel? -- About Time doesn't seem all that great, but hell if that overly sentimental trailer didn't stab me in the heart, like too many Richard Curtis movies do.

What can I say? I'm a sucker for sweetness, sci-fi, Rachel McAdams, and soft-hearted Bill Nighy.

I also think that Domhnall Gleeson is going places.


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  • Mrs. Julien

    My son.
    My dad.

    Jeesus. I'm in.

  • Carrie/Teabelly

    I want to see it. I want to see it even more now my colleague just referred to it as '50 Time Travelling Groundhogs'.

  • Ballymena Bob

    Another sentimental rom-com about posh people. What a varied and magical imagination that Richard Curtis has!

    I'd rather chew shit-flavoured razor blades.

  • DoctorDouchbag

    This is Brendan Gleesons son? This effete pretty boy? Brendan Gleeson is a grizzled warrior, he's Cuchulain reborn and this is his son? Well Rachel Mcadams is still adorable, so at least that.

  • Hollyg

    Fuck, if I have to watch Bill Nighy playing a loving quirky father and then DYING I'll never recover.

  • Nick Perry

    Release date?

  • Uriah_Creep

    8 November 2013

    IMDB is your friend.

  • PDamian

    Domhnall Gleeson has been terrific in just about everything I've ever seen him in, including Harry Potter, Anna Karenina, and True Grit. But to really see him shine, try to get your hands on a copy of When Harry met Bob, a British made-for-TV film about LiveAid in which he gives a spectacular performance as Bob Geldof. Fantastically talented young man -- and cute as a button, too.

  • Ah yes, Anna Karenina, that's where I recognized him from!

  • PerpetualIntern

    There can never be too many gingers on my list.

  • Slim

    You neglected to mention this ginger's fine pedigree, being the amazing Brendan Gleeson's son.

  • Cazadora

    Yep, on the list. Not generally a fan of rom-coms, but oddly enough it helps that the film is rated "R".

  • TheOriginalMRod

    That ginger was already on my list! ... it's a long list...

  • tamatha_uhmelmahaye

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! This looks delightful. Delightful, I tell you.

  • bonnie

    Isn't that Bill Weasley? If so, he is certainly hotter than portrayed in Deathly Hallows...

  • DeltaJuliet

    Ditto this.

  • I am not generally fond of rom coms, but this has an interesting premise and Billy Nighy, so I suspect I will enjoy it.

  • I thought Bill Nighy would be enough to enjoy The Boat That Rocked. Sadly, it wasn't but I blame Mr. Curtis.

  • I have had a stupid crush on Domhnall Gleeson since Anna Karenina, SO YEAH, I will be seeing this.

    Plus, I love Love Actually and I don't care who knows it! *slams door and skips away*

  • DeltaJuliet

    Ummm......that's because Love Actually is a delightful film!

  • MauraFoley

    Uh muh guuuuh Imma watch this. :melts into puddle of stupid romcomness:

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