- Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, Richard Cordery, Joshua McGuire, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Will Merrick, Vanessa Kirby, Tom Hughes, Clemmie Dugdale, Harry Hadden-Paton, Mitchell Mullen, Lisa Eichhorn, Jenny Rainsford, Natasha Powell, Mark Healy, Ben Benson, Philip Voss, Tom Godwin, Pal Aron, Catherine Steadman, Andrew Martin Yates, Verity Fullerton, Veronica Owings, Olivia Konten-Sloman, Sara Heller, Jaiden Dervish, Jacob Francis, Jago Freud, Ollie Phillips, Sophie Pond , Sophie Brown, Tom Stourton, Kerrie Liane Studholme, Charlie Curtis
- Director: Richard Curtis
- Writer: Richard Curtis
- Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
- Art Direction: David Hindle
- Casting: Fiona Weir
- D.O.P.: John Guleserian
- Editor: Mark Day
- Makeup: Christine Blundell
- Music: Nick Laird-Clowes
- Production Design: John Paul Kelly
- Set Decoration: Liz Griffiths
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, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road.
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.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: London, UK
- MPAA Warning: Language and some sexual content
- Production Budget: $35 million
- Production Companies: Translux, Working Title Films
- Production Schedule: 15 June 2012 - 22 August 2012
2013 Guide Analysis: "After the success of "Love Actually" and failure of "The Boat That Rocked," long-admired British writer/producer/director Richard Curtis gives directing a third go and this time it's in a genre he hasn't really tackled on the big screen - science fiction. Curtis is certainly familiar with time travel, thanks to penning episodes of "Doctor Who" and "Blackadder," and here he tries his hand at a low-budget sci-fi dramedy feature which follows a man (Domnhall Gleeson) who comes from a family of time-travelers.
The catch? He can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life. He meets the girl of his dreams (Rachel McAdams) and along the way uses his powers to save her and his friends from various awkward fates. He also learns that even with these gifts, he can't spare himself the emotional ups and downs that affect all families. Shot in the UK over the summer, and set for release in March in many international territories, it is kind of surprising we haven't seen a trailer at this point.."