A Heartwarming Love Story | “About Time”

 Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the press screening of About Time – a film from Richard Curtis, the creator of Love Actually, Notting Hill, and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

The film stars one of my favorite actresses, the adorable Rachel McAdams, alongside Domnhall Gleeson, who you may remember as Bill Weasley from the Harry Potter films.

·         About Time tells the story of a young man whose gift allows him to go back and relive any moment of his life.  But instead of making every moment perfect, he learns that life and love are most extraordinary when you embrace all of their imperfections. 


·         Critics are already calling About Time “the first must-see movie of the fall” and “easily the most heartwarming, feel-great film of the season.”


·        Take a peek at the trailer.

I got a little nostalgic watching this film.  Tim and Mary’s sometimes awkward navigation of a new relationship reminded me of the early days of dating my husband, Craig.  We dated for a year, broke up and were apart for five years, then got back together and married within a year.

About Time

In the days of our first relationship, we both knew each other was “the one”.  It took a lot of growing up in those five years apart, though, to get us where we needed to be.  We both had experiences in that time that ultimately prepared us for making things work in our marriage.  Instead of regretting our time apart, we see it as a phase that was necessary to make things even better.  Much like Tim does in the movie, we discovered that instead of making every moment perfect, life and love are most extraordinary when you embrace all of their imperfections.

I wouldn’t change a minute of our love story for anything in the world.

About TimeAbout Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most out of life may not need time travel at all.  It’s the perfect date night movie with the one you love.

·      About Time opens in theaters on November 8th.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Universal Pictures through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about About Time, all opinions are my own.

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  1. says

    Thank you for the fabulous reviews on this movie. I love Rachel Bilson. She is a great little actress. I also loved “The Notting Hill” & “4 Weddings & a Funeral”. I might just go see this if I can find a babysitter for Vivian. =)

  2. says

    Totally want to see this movie now. I love Rachel McAdams and it sounds utterly charming!

    Your love story sounds pretty similar to ours! We met in Hawaii but actually broke up for about a year and a half before we started dating again. Then Scott moved to New York with me and we got married a year later. Sometimes you break up because things aren’t right, and sometimes life shows you that they just weren’t right YET.

  3. says

    I LOVE Rachel McAdams, I will have to see this movie!

    Thanks for sharing your story, my husband and I dated all through college and then broke up for two years before finally getting back together and getting married five years later. Sometimes that time apart really helps you to grow :)

  4. Saxon says

    This movie sounds wonderful and so does your love story. Makes me think of the song lyrics, “God bless the broken road that lead me straight to you.”

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