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It’s About Time


Time. There never seems to be enough of it. Or is there?

Some films are hits, others misses. I think we can safely say About Time falls squarely into the misses category, but why?

Written and directed by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Mr. Bean, Blackadder, Notting Hill, Doctor Who, War Horse, The Vicar of Dibley, Four Weddings and a Funeral, etc.).

Romance, family, comedy, drama, love, time travel, hope, loss – what else did it need? Well, maybe about a half hour less.

Superb cast? Definitely.
Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley in Harry Potter movies; also in: Sensation; When Harvey Met Bob, Anna Karenina; Frank; and cast in Star Wars Episode VII; and cool, Mad-Eye Moody, Brendan Gleeson is his dad),
Bill Nighy (from, well, anything he’s ever been in, he’s just a joy to watch),
Rachel McAdams (The Notebook; The Time Traveler’s Wife, yes, she’s done this before; Slings and Arrows; Mean Girls; Wedding Crashers, etc.),
Tom Hollander (Pride and Prejudice; American Dad!; Gosford Park; Pirates of the Caribbean; etc.),
and more.

About Time made me laugh, smile, nod understandingly, smirk, roll my eyes, and one scene even reduced me to quietly sobbing into a cushion.


Maybe the 1about12timing was just perfect for me, because I’m waiting for my favourite Time Lord to return for the Doctor Who, Series 8 première (Deep Breath, written by Steven Moffat) – just a week away.
While I’m extremely eager, I’m also a little apprehensive, it’s a new doctor, another regeneration.
I’m barely over David Tennant leaving and was enjoying Matt Smith’s childlike exuberance.
Now Peter Capaldi will be The Doctor.
Like any other regeneration we’ll have to wait and see.


But I digress…

Imagine if you could travel back to any given point in your timeline and have a do over. Think about it, a moment you made a terrible choice; something you said or did that hurt someone; poor judgment; or to a moment when you knew something horrible was going to happen to you or a loved one.
You could use this power to make your life the way you want it to be.

I can easily think of many times I would return to, wrongs I would right, problems I would avoid, choices I would change. Then I think, but at what cost? Even if it didn’t do anything catastrophic, would it change the way I live each moment, knowing that I can have a second, third, fourth, unlimited time to change it?


There is no Take 2 in real life, so live each day as best you can and enjoy the time you have.

But by all means, if you get the chance to travel with say, a Time Lord…do it!


Tick Tock.



Very me

14 thoughts on “It’s About Time

  1. It’s About Time
    This sounds like an excellent show. Sometimes I wish I could travel back into my life to
    really remember all the things I did, and maybe change a few. It is nice to see a show that
    has done all the things you want to…. I haven’t seen the show, but must do it soon….


  2. Sounds a bit like the Canadian series Being Erica, which was on few years back but we just saw recently on Netflix. Basically the theme in that series was that the past wasn’t always quite the way she remembered it, or responsible for what she thought it was responsible for.


    1. I like Capaldi,he’s bringing a real darkness and intensity to the role, when the writing can keep up with him, but I still miss David Tennant, then again, I still miss Tom Baker…sometimes even The Doctor can’t fix a broken heart. 😉

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      1. He seems to be finding his way now, hopefully they won’t cut him and go for younger again…but the rumour says they’re thinking of a female Doctor, that could be interesting. 😉

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      2. I wonder. I mean they did it once with Joanna Lumley as The Female Doctor in Doctor Who: The Curse of the Fatal Death for Comic Relief and it was awesome, so why not, the world is more than ready for a female Doctor. 🙂

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