About Time…. It’s Great To Be Reminding Just How Precious Time REALLY IS
The About Time preview looked great, and it definitely made it my “Movies to See” list, so the sneak preview was a great surprise! No spoilers here, I promise, but you will find my honest assessment!
You still have some time to make your final decision since About Time is set to be released on November 8th, but I am sure you want to know if it’s worth the price of admission, so here is what I thought!
Just in case you haven’t seen the previews, About Time, is a movie about a father and son who have the ability to go back in time to re-live the moments in their lives that didn’t quite go, let’s say, as well as they liked. The movie with stars Rachel McAdams, who was in The Vow and Bill Nighy one of the actors from Harry Potter give great performances, but the story itself is really the star of the show.
In our lives things often get overly complicated, we want to live our best lives, and we are constantly reaching for goals, and then something happens that literally changes everything. That chance meeting, that accident, the birth of a child, the place we wished we never would have gone, etc. every little thing that makes up our lives.
In the movie, the main character Tim realizes he can go back in time, but it doesn’t take much time for him to realize that that privilege comes at a cost. When Tim and his father tempt fate and go back in time, they change history, often in ways they didn’t expect. Tim’s father lets him know that there are some things even they can’t change, and there are times when they have to leave the past behind to embrace the future, and make hard decisions about whether or not doing back in time is the right thing to do.
I think the movie is a gentle reminder about the gift of life. Those moments that make us stop and take notice of the things we tend to look by daily as just those things. The characters teach us to treasure the precious ordinary moments we have every day and encourage you to stop and take them in instead of wishing them away, or overlooking them because they may not be perfect. There is one scene in particular where the father tells his son how to really enjoy life, and oh the lessons in that moment alone are priceless. This movie was not just wonderfully done it leaves you with some very important thoughts to consider.
How will you live your days, what will you focus on, and what really matters to you. It is the perfect pre-holiday season movie.
The movie encourages you to realize the importance of those precious days we call our lives and how we decide to live them out every day. The lessons we hear in the stories point us back to one thing. Learning how to embrace all of life as a gift.
I would give the movie a B, and I would encourage you to check it out, and to bring a friend.