Rachel McAdams is a delight and she is at the heart of “About Time” (2013), a third film in which her lover is capable of time travel. McAdams co-stars in a romantic comedy from Richard Curtis and yes, it has many of the charming (or depending on your perspective ‘terrifying’) trademarks of Curtis’ work like “Notting Hill”, “Love Actually” and “Pirate Radio”. Of course the delightfully comedic and sarcastic Bill Nighy will also be in “About Time”. But how did McAdams become the go to actress for time travel films?
At the root of the question is how Rachel McAdams became the “Time Traveling Mistress”. What we, the self-award winning website Snouty Pig, have discovered in our completely unbiased opinion is that every single movie she’s in benefits from her pearly white teeth and radiant smile. Every one of her films, with the exception of “The Family Stone”, is at least tolerable and they can all win you over. She is easy to fall in love with, is what we are tryin’ to say. It’s no wonder that people are willing to master the mysteries of time traveling mumbo jumbo to find her time and again. Just look at her filmography and recent acting history to remove all doubt about her growing mythical powers.
It all began in a romantic drama “The Time Traveler’s Wife”, though it is a little known fact that when the director began filming it was not about time travel and was actually just called ‘The Wife’. However, Eric Bana actually died during filming but he had fallen so hard for his co-star that he time traveled back on set just to be around her. The director, in order to prevent a lawsuit, changed the story and until now it has been one of the best kept Hollywood secrets. This is why the film actually has a scene of Rachel McAdams in which *SPOILERS* she knowingly makes love to two versions of her husband in the same timeline.
Her next time travel film was “Midnight in Paris”, a film in which her mentally disabled boyfriend is so distraught at losing Rachel McAdams, he begins to travel back in time to the 1920′s. Again, the film was not intended, at first, to tell this story but McAdams has an overpowering effect on her co-stars. If you can’t have her, go to a time and place where she does not exist. Hollywood was beginning to see a disturbing trend and this actually caused her to be written out of “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”. Think about it. Why else would you get rid of McAdams from a successful franchise? Noomi Rapace was a last minute replacement. Why else would that movie be so terrible after the first was so fun and interesting?
The next few directors had to be very careful in how they used McAdams so she was not exactly the star of those films. However, Richard Curtis figured out how to use The Time Traveling Mistress to his benefit and thus “About Time” was born
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Film Synopsis: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year’s party, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is informed by his father (Bill Nighy) that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. After an unfortunate time-travel related incident causes him never to meet Mary (Rachel McAdams) Tim begins to learn that there are limits to what time travel can achieve including unknown dangers and the inability to protect him from sorrow.
Maybe you are the type that stays away from rom coms, but one day, if you happen to see McAdams and have a sense of deja vu, what will you do then? Huh? What will you do? As always, I’m Mola and I have my snout to the ground searching for those hidden film truffles
Editor’s Notes: Historical facts may be exaggerated or be complete bullshit. At no time have we awarded ourselves any prizes. Author may or may not be delusional. We stand by the synopsis and this is McAdams’ third time travel movie.