Saturday, January 22, 2022

Time Traveling Romance

Time Travel Romance

It’s just amazing how writers come up with such strange yet great ideas. Recently watched quite an interesting movie About Time, and realised that this topic has got quite popular and many movies have been made on this topic. The movie About Time basically is a romantic comedy but its speciality is the having romance by traveling into time. Never have planned to watch such movie specifically, they just popup and after watching all of these, feels the need to ask the question, why they make movies on this topic, what is so special about time travelling romance. Seems people like these kind movies at lot, like a lot lot, mostly females, they just love these. Maybe the ability of being go back to time and change something bad to good or to do something important left undone is the idea which touches the heart, can’t say for sure, but they serve the purpose perfectly, surrealistic sense, thoughtfulness,  hope, last but not least big successes on box office.

About Time (2013): The story is about an ordinary boy named Tim, he is lame, lonely and distracted kind of kid, feeling like alone and separated despite of having a nice family. The night after having another unsatisfactory New Year party, he went to his bed disappointed, the next morning, the day of his 21th birthday, Tim’s father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time soon after they turn 21. First he doesn’t believe his father but after trying it actually, he is thrilled, his life takes a huge turn. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life, so he decides to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend. Yes, having real love in his life is his real goal. It turns out not to be as easy but he manages the situations best as he could. –– Lots of drama, romance and emotions.

Domhnall Gleeson (Tim) and his father Bill Nighy have done a great job. The character of Tim’s girlfriend Mary has been played by Rachel McAdams and as always a very impressive performance by her. It is third time traveling movie of Rachel McAdams. She is sort of queen of time traveling movies, she has appeared in 3 time traveling movies, but strangely has never travelled in time in her role. In all three movies her lovers travel through time. –– In an interview, she said:-

 “It’s pretty unfair (she says only half-jokingly), I’ve now done three films with time travel in them and I’ve not gotten to time travel once so I’m kind of bitter about that. — I think it just made it all a little smoother that not everyone was allowed to know.”

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012):  Darius is a young intern at a Seattle-based magazine and jumps at the chance to investigate the author of a classified ad seeking someone to travel back in time with. Along with Jeff, the staff writer, and Arnau, a fellow intern, the three go on a road trip to a coastal town. While Jeff just wants to chase after his high school crush and Arnau wants some kind of life experience, Darius spends her time with Kenneth, a man who believes that he has built a time machine. The closer they become and the more they understand about each other, the less clear it becomes if Kenneth is just crazy or if he actually is going to successfully travel back in time.  ~ Plot detail taken from IMDb ~

Midnight in Paris (2011): Second time traveling movie of Rachel McAdams.  Awesome movie! Must Watch –– Gil and Inez travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents’ business trip. Gil is a successful Hollywood writer but is struggling on his first novel. He falls in love with the city and thinks they should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920s was the golden age. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing. Gil’s daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he’s about to marry. ~ Plot detail taken from IMDb ~

The Time Traveller’s Wife (2009): First time traveling movie of Rachel McAdams. –– The story starts when Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling – and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future – makes things ever more difficult for Clare. ~ Plot detail taken from IMDb ~

Lake House (2006): Love Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. They play people who fall in love but he is an architect living in 2004 and she is a doctor living two years apart from him, in 2006. The doctor moves out of the unique lakefront home and leaves a note in the mailbox for the next tenant with instructions that she can be reached through the enclosed address. They discover they can communicate with each other through letters exchanged in the Lake House’s mailbox. Eventually they meet. ~ Plot detail taken from IMDb ~

Groundhog Day (1993): A weather man is reluctantly sent to cover a story about a weather forecasting “rat” (as he calls it). This is his fourth year on the story, and he makes no effort to hide his frustration. On awaking the ‘following’ day he discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, then comes the realisation that he is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people do the same thing EVERY day. ~ Plot detail taken from IMDb ~

Millennium (1989): My all time favorite is Millennium from 1989 starring Cheryl Ladd and Kris Kristofferson. This movie is about Earth’s future population that is quickly dying of pollution. They devise a time machine that places bodies where living people are facing imminent disaster and death. Cheryl’s crew abducts the humans who are then transported into Cheryl’s future time and placed in a statis situation in order to be transported to a far future when these new people can begin the human race again on an earth without deadly pollution. Lots of excitement, love, and snafus causing time quakes when the past is changed. I have watched this many times. ~ Plot detail taken from IMDb ~

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986): A 43-year-old mother and housewife who’s facing divorce is thrust back in time when she attends her high-school reunion. Given the chance to change the course of her life, she finds herself making many of the same choices.  ~ Plot detail taken from IMDb ~

The Philadelphia Experiment (1984): The plot is based on the urban legend of the Philadelphia Experiment. In 1943, two sailors, David Herdeg (Paré) and Jim Parker (Di Cicco), are stationed on a ship in an experiment to make it invisible to radar. However, the experiment goes horribly wrong and Herdeg and Parker are the only two survivors. They both undergo time travel (because of the experiment) and find themselves in the Nevada desert in the year 1984. ~ Plot detail taken from IMDb ~

Somewhere in Time (1980): Christopher Reeve got away from Superman and related costume roles in this dramatic fantasy film, adapted from Richard Matheson’s 1960s vintage novel Bid Time Return. A young playwright, Richard Collier (Reeve), is approached by an elderly woman on the occasion of his first triumph in 1972. All she says to him is Come Back to me and leaves him with a watch that contains a picture of a ravishing young woman. Eight years later, he visits the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and comes upon a photograph of the same woman, whom he discovers was an actress who made an appearance at the hotel in 1912. He becomes obsessed with the image and what the woman who died the night she approached him in 1972, meant by what she said. In a manner somewhat reminiscent of the film Laura, he falls in love with her and her image as he learns more about her life and career. Then he comes upon the suggestion of a professor at his former college that time travel may, in fact, be possible, using an extreme form of self-hypnosis to free the person from the place they occupy in the time-stream. Collier’s feelings for the woman are so strong that he succeeds, bringing himself back to the hotel in 1912 on the eve of her triumph. He meets the actress, Elise McKenna (Jane Seymour), and the two fall in love despite the machinations of her obsessive, autocratic manager (Christopher Plummer), who feels threatened by Collier’s presence. ~ Plot detail taken from IMDb ~

The list goes even further back in time…


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