About Time is a 2013 British romantic comedy-drama film about a young man with the ability to time travel who tries to change his past in hopes of improving his future. The film was written and directed by Richard Curtis, and stars Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. It was released in the United Kingdom on 4 September 2013. The film received positive critical response and was a moderate box office success grossing $87.1 million against a $12 million budget.
Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is a young man from Cornwall. He grows up in a house by the sea with his father (Bill Nighy), his mother (Lindsay Duncan), his absent-minded maternal uncle (Richard Cordery), and his free-spirited sister, "Kit Kat" (Katherine, played by Lydia Wilson). At the age of 21, Tim learns that the men of his family have a special gift: the ability to travel in time, subject to one constraint: they can only travel to places and times where they have been before. After his father discourages Tim from using his gift to acquire money or fame, he decides that he will use it to improve his love life.