With a simple and fun narrative, “A matter of time” shows the beauty of moments.
What would you do if you could relive a moment as many times as you wanted? With a simple and fun narrative, this is the question that the novel “Questão de Tempo” (2013) – “About Time”, in English – brings.
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Written and directed by Richard Curtis, the film follows the story of Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson), a young Englishman who, at the age of 21, receives news from his father (Bill Nighy) that the men in the family can travel through time. , but only for the past. With that, Tim decides to use his gift to help those he loves, get out of embarrassing situations and win the love of Mary (Rachel McAdams), with whom the young man falls madly in love.
Responsible for the hits, “A Place Called Notting Hill [Notting Hill]” (1999) and “Simply Love [Love Actually]” (2003), Curtis breaks new ground in “About Time” with subtle humor and an emotional script. More than a film about love, the film brings important reflections on what is really worthwhile in life and shows the importance of living in the moment, as it is fleeting.
Gleeson’s charisma – which is far from the usual American heartthrob – is mainly responsible for the film’s comic lightness. In addition, the chemistry between the actor and actress Rachel McAdams makes the entire narrative flow naturally, showing the beauty of life’s simple situations, such as a difficult day at work.
Each character was built with a unique personality, making it impossible not to identify with some of their pains as they are so mundane. The moving soundtrack completes the scenes, making them more vivid and bringing a mix of sadness with happiness and melancholy.
It’s impossible to finish the movie and not reflect on everything, so that no matter how many times you watch it, you always feel like it’s the first time. After all, what is really worth living in life?
By Geovana Ferreira de Sá – Speak! mackenzie