I appear to have a real soft spot for romantic comedies written and/or directed by Richard Curtis. I don't really understand it, but I hope it doesn't make me any less of a man because I need all the help I can get in that department.
This About Time trailer is a perfect example. This is the kind of film I should ignore with all my heart, not just because it's about love and sadness and a bunch of other emotions, but because its sci-fi premise makes it derivative of so many other films, stuff like Groundhog Day, The Time Traveler's Wife, and Nicolas Cage's epic Next.
But if it works, it works. And based just on this trailer, it looks like About Time works. I'm already crying about whatever sad stuff inevitably happens to Bill Nighy, as it's pretty obvious he's not making it to About Times Two (then again, time travel). Killing Bill Nighy for dramatic weight is just like killing a puppy to define villainy, you guys. It's cheating.
Is anyone else going to see this? Can I get a Richard Curtis witness?