Time machines come in various forms across the history of movies. There’s the titular Hot Tub Time Machine, and now there’s a piece of furniture as shown off in the debut trailer for About Time. The film stars Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson as a pair of lovebirds whose romance is sparked by Gleeson’s ability to travel through time to get things right… like exactly right.
About Time is from the writer-director of Love, Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral, Richard Curtis. It also stars frequent Curtis collaborator Bill Nighy as the father of Gleeson who tells his onscreen son on his 21st birthday that he has the power to go back in time.
As seen in the trailer above, Gleeson’s character uses that ability to make sure his courting of McAdams goes exactly as planned to ensure the two fall in love. But, as Nighy warns in the teaser, sometimes time travel can go too far.
Look for About Time when it releases November 1 in limited release before going wide November 8.