Last week we attended the 'World Premiere' of the new Richard Curtis film 'About Time'. Not quite as grand as that sounds, we simply bought our tickets to see it in the open air at Somerset House....a truly beautiful setting, although you have to sit on the cobblestones and get a very sore bum for your sins.
We were treated to welcoming thirteen of the cast, and a short speech by the man himself. Terrific stuff.
Anyway about the film. Yes, lovely, whimsical tale with not so much humour as his past efforts, but very pleasant. It's already been slaughtered by the critics of course. The lead is taken by a ginger Hugh Grant sound alike, and it adopts many of his Curtis' norms...including a transatlantic romance and Bill Nighy. A fabulous cameo from the sadly departed Richard Griffiths alongside Richard Grant made the older members of the audience think of Withnail and I. The tone of it made me think of Richard Ayoade's brilliant Submarine. Anyway a very lovely way to spend an evening...not too taxing on a single brain cell and it has a super soundtrack.