FREDONIA - The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series will present "About Time," the romantic comedy starring Bill Nighy and Rachel McAdams, on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
At the age of 21, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) is told an incredible family secret by his father (Nighy) - all the men in his family have the ability to relive their past. He can revisit any moment in his life to try things differently until he gets them perfectly right. He decides to use this special new gift to win the heart of the beautiful Mary (McAdams), but finds that the course of true love can be hilariously difficult - even with the ability to try, try and try again.
While his unique gift might just help him find true love, Tim discovers that it can't save him from the ups and downs that life brings to everyone. In the end, he finds that making the most of love and life means giving up the past and living for the moment.
Moira MacDonald, in the Seattle Times, calls the film "a pleasant, gentle comedy about learning to love life; about enjoying every moment, even if you have to play it over twice to get it right."
Claudia Puig, in USA Today, calls it "a time-travel rom-com with more than romance and comedy on its mind."
Kyle Smith, in the New York Post, says "damn if 'About Time' doesn't sneak up and sock you in the tear ducts. I tried not to fall for it. I failed."
Rated R for language and some sexual content, "About Time" runs 123 minutes.
The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank. Tickets are available at the door for $7 (adults), $6.50 (seniors & Opera House members) and $5 (students) the night of each screening. A book of 10 movie passes is available for $60 at the door or online at www.fredopera.org. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 679-1891. The Series continues with "The Book Thief" on Jan. 25 and Jan. 28.
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.