Reviewed by Kelsey (Library Staff)
Don’t let its R rating fool you, this is a heartwarming, romance and family focused film. Had it involved some strategic editing it easily could have been rated PG-13 and would have been accessible to a much wider audience. While the premise of the movie is about time travel, don’t get too hung up on that, or on the reverse don’t expect a lot of sci-fi either if that’s what you are hoping for. This movie falls firmly under the romantic-comedy genre.
Following another disappointing New Year’s Eve party, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) gets pulled into his father’s study for a heart to heart about their family’s greatest secret; the men have the ability to travel through time. Only as far back as their own lives go though, so Tim sets a goal to get himself a girlfriend before the next New Year party. He meets Mary (Rachel McAdams) and it only takes him a handful of tries to get it right. As Tim uses his gift for different things and learns the rules that go along with it (i.e. cause and effect), he is faced with the realization that it can’t fix everything and that eventually you have to just let go and move forward.
I would suggest this movie for anyone looking for a sweet, romantic comedy, with a focus on family and acceptance. There is mild profanity, majority of which takes place in the first half hour, and implications of sex (no nudity).
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