Rockbourne Village Hall Film Night showing About Time

A British romantic comedy to brighten a dark January

Written and Directed by: Richard Curtis (‘Notting Hill’, ‘Love Actually’, ‘Four Weddings…’)

Starring: Bill Nighy, Domhnall Gleeson, Lindsay Duncan, Rachel McAdams, Tom Hollander

2013, UK, Cert 12A, 2h 3m

Film £5.
Doors and bar open 7:00pm, Film 7:30, Supper 9:45
Latest bookings 1200 noon Sunday 12th January – pay at the door.
Bookings: or phone: Lucy Matthews 01725 518695
Future possibles: Philomena; Le Weekend; Rush; Captain Phillips; Mandela

At the age of 21, Tim (Irish actor Domhnal Gleeson – Levin in ‘Anna Karenina’ and Will Weasley in ‘Harry Potter’) is told by his father (the wonderful Bill Nighy, so touching and funny in ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’) that, through a family inherited trait, he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision – to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend – turns out not to be as easy as you might think. The lovely Rachel McAdams – possibly the most beautiful face in cinema – is once again cast among the Time Travellers, after her heart stopping embodiment as ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’, and as Inez in ‘Midnight in Paris’.

Richard Curtis is almost a one man British Film industry success, and, as the Daily Telegraph says: “you don’t go to Curtis for polished storytelling and intellectual rigour. You go to him for films to nestle in, where you can spend two hours dreaming that you live in a house as elegantly rumpled as the Lake family’s Cornish retreat, quilts and all, and spend your evenings skipping through west London in fancy dress, and pass long and lazy summers drinking tea on the beach and playing ping pong in the garage with Bill Nighy. It’s great to be challenged and needled and stung by cinema, but watching a film needn’t always be a battle; Time is on your side.”

If that sounds like a recommendation, it should. ‘About Time’ is a gentle romantic comedy, and a timely delight.
John Crome