At the age of 21, Tim (Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
Let me just say that this film had me at hello when I realised that Domhnall Gleeson played Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter films. He makes a charming leading man in this British comedy, as does Bill Nighy as his father. The script was written by the Director Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill) and is a near perfect mix of charm, humour and sincerity.
The film depicts a quirky family of misfits who live seemingly carefree in a house by the sea. But that all changes when the protagonist (Gleeson) turns 21 and his father tells him he can travel in time, as can all the men in the family.
Tim decides to use his gift to get himself a girlfriend and the ensuing montage of him wooing and winning Rachel McAdams is awesome, as is the accompanying music. I love it when Directors care about getting the music exactly right. There is a scene where the characters pass a band of buskers in a railway station over weeks of their relationship and the song the band plays fits perfectly with the blooming romance. Watch The Subway Scene Here
Curtis gets it right again later in the film when he uses Nick Cave's Into My Arms in a funeral sequence.
I now count this film as a personal favourite and have already watched it again, it's a feel-good film with an honest storyline and each character in the film stands out as an individual. Lovely.
The film made just over $87mil at the Worldwide Box Office.