Last week we wrote up a GIF reaction to one of our favorite new Rom Coms, About Time (and I promise you, even though it stars Rachel McAdams, it is totally not as sappy as The Notebook and it is appealing to dudes, too.) If you were paying attention, you probably noticed that we told you to stay tuned for a giveaway soon! Well that day is here, and we’re not just celebrating the release of About Time, we’re also celebrating the 10th anniversary of Love Actually (fun fact: they were both made by filmmaker Richard Curtis.) Two lucky winners will receive a 10th anniversary edition copy of Love Actually and a copy of the About Time soundtrack! Find out how to enter below.
About the Film:
For more than three decades, filmmaker Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral) has crafted his signature voice in the world of movies and television, giving audiences unforgettable characters who have alternately allowed us to laugh at our ever-so-human foibles and to share a tear at the extraordinary journeys that accompany our ordinary lives.
Now, with About Time, Curtis gives us his most personal film to date.
At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time…
The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life—so he decides to make his world a better place…by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he’s never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again—and again—but finally, after a lot of cunning time traveling, he wins her heart.
Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches and to save his best friend from professional disaster. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can’t save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous, too.
About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.
Release: November 1, 2013
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie
Written and Directed by: Richard Curtis
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nicky Kentish Barnes
Executive Producers: Richard Curtis, Liza Chasin, Amelia Granger
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If you’re curious about the songs on the soundtrack, check out the tracklisting:
1. The Luckiest (Ben Folds)
2. How Long Will I Love You (Jon Boden, Sam Sweeney, Ben Coleman)
3. Mid Air (Paul Bucchanan)
4. At The River (Groove Armada)
5. Friday I’m In Love (The Cure)
6. Back To Black (Amy Winehouse)
7. Gold In Them Hills (Ron Sexsmith)
8. The About Time Theme (Nick Laird-Clowes)
9. Into My Arms (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)
10. Il Mondo (Jimmy Fontana)
11. Golborne Road (Nick Laird-Clowes)
12. Push The Button (Sugababes)
13. All The Things She Said (t.A.T.u)
14. When I Fall In Love (Barbar Gough, Sagat Guirey, Andy Hamill, Tim Herniman)
15. Spiegel im Spiegel (Arvo Part, Sebastien Klinger, Jurgen Kruse)
16. How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding)
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Terms & Conditions
Must be 18 or older to enter; US only!
Prizing & samples courtesy of Disney Book Group.