Moments That Changed Your Life

Have you ever wished you could go back in time and re live a perfect moment? Perhaps your wedding day, graduation, the day you met your significant other?

This November, the creator of Love Actually returns with his most personal and memorable film of all, About Time. About Time tells the story of a young man Tim whose gift allows him to go back and relive any moment of his life. But instead of making every moment perfect, he learns that life and love are most extraordinary when you embrace all of their imperfections. 

For more than three decades, filmmaker Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral) has crafted his signature voice in the world of movies and television, giving audiences unforgettable characters who have alternately allowed us to laugh at our ever-so-human foibles and to shed a tear at the extraordinary journeys that accompany our ordinary lives. Now, with About Time, Curtis gives us his most personal film to date.

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 and to save his best friend from professional disaster. 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. 

About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

I had the chance to preview the movie and it got me thinking – ‘What moment would I re -live if I could go back in time?’ and then they showed an engagement scene between Tim & Mary.  It absolutely reminded me of the moment Chris asked me to marry him. We were just finishing dinner in Atlantic City at The Palm restaurant and he asked if I wanted dessert. I brushed it off and said no, but then all of a sudden the waiter came over with a gigantic strawberry and on top was an engagement ring. I remember crying hysterically as he got down on one knee and asked me for his hand in marriage. It was so romantic and it’s a moment I will never ever forget and one that changed my life.

About Time – A film from Richard Curtis, the creator of Love Actually, Notting Hill, and Four Weddings and a Funeral is already being called the “first must-see movie of the fall” and “easily the most heartwarming, feel-great film of the season” from critics. 
This November, get ready to fall in love all over again – with About Time. This amazing movie hits theaters November 8th 2013.

What moment would you re-live over & over again if you could? Tell me in the comments below!

Want to learn more?

Check out the website to see clips & trailers! 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Universal Pictures through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about About Time, all opinions are my own


  1. Kat D says

    Ohhhh, my birthday!!!! My heart is on Thor though [coming out the same day], haha. Nothing beats an accent and lots of muscles. <3 Also, I LOVE Rachel McAdams. =)

  2. Kat D says

    oh lordy, did my comment not post? Take 2!

    My birthday!!!!!! My heart is set on Thor though, coming out the same day, haha. Nothing beats an accent and muscles. <3 Also, I LOVE Rachel McAdams.

  3. Rio Blake says

    OMG, this is exactly what I want. Travel back in time, and change things. Or at least one thing, one day, one failure. :'(

  4. AllLacqueredUp says

    All I can think is how nervous he must have been when you said you didn’t want dessert. What a sweet story.

  5. says

    Awe, how romantic!!! Lol just to think you didn’t want the dessert. What a great memory to have! I would love to go back and live certain moments but not change them. Well there’s one day I’d change but other than that I’d just like to relive all the fun stuff!

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