Review From the New York Film Festival
The romantic comedy is arguably the most formulaic of all film genres out there. Regardless of the twists and turns, the outcome will always be the same and the plot points that precede it will be a variation on some theme done a million times. One of the reasons why it endures is that when the romantic comedy is made with a top notch cast and some departure from the rules, it is one of the more enjoyable experiences at the cinema.
Along comes Richard Curtis' "About Time." The film seems ready embrace the romantic comedy with a unique concept and a terrific cast, but ultimately falls flat when it lets its central concept dominate the story and its characters. Continue Reading