I got the chance to preview About Time – A film from Richard Curtis, the creator of Love Actually, Notting Hill, and Four Weddings and a Funeral. I’m a fan of romantic movies, and especially love Four Weddings and a Funeral. This is the premise of the fillm which releases on 11.8.13:
About Time tells the story of a young man 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. I think in this way we have learned to accept each other more. Things like his spontaneous nature are what I love about him, even if it can drive me nuts. Our first dog was a spontaneous decision that drove me nuts at first, because being a worrier I thought about the cost and responsibility. But now I can’t imagine our lives without Oscar. Yeah, I was mad when he came home with a puppy he picked up from a box outside of Fred Meyer, but that spontaneous decision changed our lives for the better.
That really got me to thinking about my own choices, the possibility of do overs, and even the main character Tim reminds me of my own husband. In the scene where he meets Mary and blurts out inappropriate comments I thought yep, that’s the husband! I can’t even begin to count the number of times that awkward first meetings have led to him just blurting out things without thinking about it first. I remember one time we had gone to someone’s house he worked with, and we had never been there before. He said something about not liking the wall color (they lived in an apartment and he assumed the management had painted it that color), and the wife looked at him oddly and told him she chose it. I wanted to sink into the couch …
But then, you see their relationship and realize just how suited they are to each other. I love the imperfect moments in life more than the “perfect” ones. I think learning to not just accept them, but to embrace them, is what makes people happy. I am really reserved, and he is very spontaneous. Sometimes that drives me nuts (when he came home from the store with a puppy a woman was giving away with a whole litter of them), but then again that spontaneity has led to some great life changes (I now can’t imagine our lives without our dog Oscar).
Has there been a person in your life who has dramatically altered the path you have taken? Have you ever thought of doing over moments in your life?
Learn more about the movie About Time at http://www.abouttimemovie.com
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