I would never have sat down and watched About Time if my girlfriend Katie hadn’t twisted my arm. My ideal movie is anything but a romantic comedy. I like plots that make me think and the unpredictability of an adventure. So why then am I recommending a romantic comedy? There are various reasons, but they all boil down to a simple lesson; live life differently.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, “What does that even mean?”, I am going to give you some context without spoiling the whole film. “About Time” is about a young man with the ability to time travel and tries to change his past in hopes of improving his future. Sounds pretty basic, but the decisions he makes along the way cause massive butterfly effects. This creates a movie about life decisions and the effects they have on our lives. The lasting feeling the film leaves you with is an appreciation for the mundane; appreciate every moment of life no matter how big or small it is.
This past year, through covid and everything, has changed my outlook on life. I always looked forward to when big changes
happen but didn’t pause
to look around and appreciate what I have been given. Go into this film with an open mind about your own life and how you might’ve skated by some of the best moments. You can watch this on Netflix here