I like time travel movies, whats not to like ... the ability to move back and forth to change things to our favour. The Back To The Future series were a lot of fun, Steven Speilberg at his story-telling best. This led to my top comedy movie of all time, Groundhog Day, starring the unlikely pair of Andie Macdowell and Bill Murray. If you haven't seen Groundhog Day, you are missing something huge. It talks about a "nasty mean spirited person" being trapped in the same day over and over again. Everything is the same except for him. It requires him to play with the permutations, making the right choices and damn hilarious along the way.
There is a new movie out also about time travel, but this one is by Richard Curtis, who was quite brilliant helming Love Actually. Its along the 4 Wedding & A Funeral genre but only more meaningful.
Only the males in this family can travel back in time but with a few caveats and rules. It is not supposed to be an all out comedy but there were a few laughs. What was more important was the story line which makes us think very hard about our own life and what we would do if given the same gift. You know what, we all arrive at the same conclusions as the main characters. Richard Curtis did magnificently in fleshing out the characters of the main roles, you end up knowing and feeling for them.
Its a wonderful movie about regrets, second chances, living each day well, loving fully and then letting go. It has to do with coming to terms with the bitchiness of life in that it has to end someday (take religion and God out of the equation for now).
The most beautiful thing about the story, the passage of love between the two main characters ... and the most immense and heartfelt love between the son and the father.
You will have the most wonderful lesson ever ... "live each day ... as if you have chosen from the future to travel back to this day ..." because if you do that, you will live each day "better" with more gratitude, appreciation.
Go watch it, its brilliant, the cast and acting the same.
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