Domhnall Gleeson travels through time to live a perfect life in the sweet (and just a little bit sad) romantic comedy About Time. Gleeson plays Tim Lake, who learns that the men in his family have the ability to travel back in time to places and times they’ve been before. Heeding the advice of his father (Bill Nighy), Tim uses his power to help him and his family live their best lives.
For Tim, this means forming a relationship with Mary, played with charming aplomb by romcom queen Rachel McAdams. As it always does, though, time travel comes with complications, and as Tim travels back and forth to try to make things exactly as he wants them, he learns that his actions have consequences. The film, which comes from Love Actually‘s Richard Curtis, does well traversing the highs and lows of relationships, staying grounded despite its high-concept plot.