Fifth about The Seventh

About Time (2013)

About Time: at its best moments, this film has a great sweetness to it; the relationships of the family members are all heart-tugging. This is familiar territory for Richard Curtis, even if this film is lighter on comedy than most of his fare; the cast is well-chosen and well-tuned. However, at its worst moments, it becomes preachy and (clearly) manipulative; worse than that, it does so inelegantly, abusing voice-overs instead of trusting the cast with a scene. Nevertheless, it’s a cute, touching story.


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