If you ever ask me for a recommendation for a feel-good film, I will answer: "Have you seen? Over time? "It's the onscreen version of Comfort Food: warm, cozy, and just a little cheesy like any movie (or meal) should be. Fortunately, the 2013 movie is now on Netflix for your instant streaming pleasure.
Over time follows a young man, Tim, through the most important moments of his life, while also controlling his family's ability to travel through time. Sounds supernatural enough, but it's not a science fiction adventure. In fact, Tim uses this "power" to lead an ordinary life: he finds love, he marries, he has a career, he and his wife have children. The Richard Curtis film has a similarly charming tone to its cousins. Love actually and Notting Hill. i would argue Over time You end up with a bigger emotional payoff.
It's the onscreen version of Comfort Food: warm, cozy, and just slightly cheesy, like every movie (or meal) should be.
The film's fantastic writing is only enhanced by its incredible cast. Yes, I'm talking about Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy, as well as the actors who have experienced an explosion of fame since then, like Margot Robbie and Vanessa Kirby. They prevented this story of weddings with red dress and tea by the sea from becoming too sweet, and instead made the film's idiosyncrasies wonderfully understandable.
The soundtrack fits every peak and valley of the plot. From "Friday I & # 39; m in Love" to "Back to Black" to "Il Mondo" I still return to this track list when I need a pick-me-up. True story: I was so close, "How long will I love you?" for my wedding first dance.
Don't make a mistake Over time is not perfect. I wish Tim was a little less scary in the way he uses his skills. (Does he have to chase Mary after her first date? Probably not.) I wish the protagonists were more diverse. I wish the women in his family had inherited the same time travel talents. If I could go back in time, I would definitely change a few things. That said, I accept this film, its mistakes, and everything because it gave me peace in a difficult time.
I saw it first Over time on a tiny laptop screen in my dorm on my extra long double bed. I was 18 and struggling with homesickness, seasonal depression and anxiety. Tim's love story gave me hope for the future. His attachment to his parents made me appreciate my own. His sister's carefree attitude encouraged me to take life less seriously. And perhaps most importantly, given the inevitability of life, his courage made me leave my own comfort zone with the help of the much needed therapy. I decided to step out of my ash block walls, take a deep breath and ask my best friend now, "Hey, did you see? Over time? "