Have you ever had one of those moments in time that you wanted to live over and over? I have had so many; the extra special occasions that were so special and life changing. The ones that went by so fast that you felt like you almost missed it. The ones that you almost forgot to live in each moment.
My husband Jeff and I recently celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary. We had a whirlwind courtship. We knew each other for about a year before we dated, but once we made that jump from friendship to dating, it went to engagement, to moving in together to getting married in just a few months time. I was head over heels in love with him before I even introduced him to my parents.
I recently saw a preview of a movie About Time, a film from Richard Curtis, the creator of Love Actually, Notting Hill, and Four Weddings and a Funeral. There is a scene in the film where Mary (Rachel McAdams) and Tim (Domhnall Gleeson), the main characters in the film, are having dinner with Mary's parents for the first time. Mary is doing all of the talking for Tim, because she is just so in love with him and she wants her parents to love Tim just as much as she does. This scene had me in tears because it reminded me of the time when I introduced Jeff to my parents for the first time. I remember coming home from work late because I had to go buy a new outfit to wear because that was the night that Jeff would be coming over to meet them. I was doing everything I could to distract myself from how nervous I was. I wanted them to love him as much as I did. It had been all of two weeks, but like I said above, I was head over heels in love with him. I knew I would be marrying this man I was about to introduce to the people whom respected most in the world. I remember the very 80's neon accented outfit; my big hair, bright makeup and super long fake nails. Luckily, he loved it all. My plan was to distract him with the outfit and hair and rush him in and out of the house fast. I was going to do all of the talking for Jeff, just as Mary did for Tim in the movie. It just didn't turn out the way I planned. Jeff had bigger plans. He took my family, along with my aunt and sister, all out to dinner. I didn't get a word in all night. My parents loved him. It is one of those nights that I wish I could go back and relive. I wish I could have relaxed and enjoyed that moment more.
About Time tells the story of a young man, Tim, whose special "gift" allows him to go back and relive any moment of his life. But instead of making every moment perfect, he learns that life and love are most extraordinary when you embrace all of their imperfections. Critics are already calling About Time "the first must-see movie of the fall" and "easily the most heartwarming, feel-great film of the season." On 11.8.13, get ready to fall in love all over again, with About Time. Here is a preview.
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