ABOUT TIME (Universal, 2013) D: Richard Curtis, w/ Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams. Rating: NNNN; Blu-ray package: NNN
An immensely charming cast and a smart, well-used gimmick make About Time delightful light entertainment.
Time travel, the gimmick, is a rare genetic endowment activated by thought. Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) is the latest in a long line of fathers and sons who can revisit any time in their own lives and tweak things if they like. Tim uses it to try to get together with Mary (Rachel McAdams), whom he loves. Sometimes the trick works, sometimes not, and there are unforeseen consequences.
Gleeson and McAdams are perfect as the sweet, funny and made-for-each-other pair. The supporting actors have well-defined characters and big moments to strut them, with Bill Nighy and Lydia Wilson leading the parade as Tim's father and sister.
Gleeson, Nighy, Wilson and other cast members join director Richard Curtis (Love Actually) in a cheery, chatty commentary.
EXTRAS Commentary, making-of doc, director doc, bloopers, more. English, French, Spanish audio and subtitles.