A Film Diary

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A year or two ago I would have been cynical about this Richard Curtis film, which is like all the other films Richard Curtis has written in many, many ways. However, post-parenthood, I was welling up by the end, and though it’s transparent in its attempts to push emotional buttons it all worked effectively on me. I suppose it helps when you have two leads (Domnhall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams) who share really great chemistry. Best to just go with all the time travel stuff in the film, though, which seems to occurs to two different men when they go into a cupboard or closet alone. Um, OK. (***)