There was a time when Rachel McAdams was considered a fresh new face with a promising talent. All she had to do was pick the right projects after she succeeded in hits like Mean Girls and The Notebook. Flash forward a few years later and we have yet another half-baked romcom from McAdams.
This time the actress goes in for her second time traveling film. Her second time traveling film is set for About Time. A film which puts her opposite Domhnall Gleeson.
About Time, which will be released by Universal studios on November 1 released this official synopsis a while back:
“At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time… The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life—so he decides to make his world a better place…by getting a girlfriend.”
Yawn. We can see where this one goes. Her first time traveling romcom was the 2009 flop The Time Traveler’s Wife. McAdams seemed to have tried to escape romcoms for at least a minute or two for a small role in Terrence Malick’s To The Wonder, but this film certainly won’t help her wilting presence in Hollywood.
Fortunately for McAdams, who does show tremendous skills when she’s given the chance, this will be her last romcom for a bit. After About Time she will be seen in a new thriller titled A Most Wanted Man starring Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Willem Dafoe. Currently McAdams’ latest project an Untitled Cameron Crowe film is in pre-production. The film will see McAdams alongside Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone. While not much is known about the project it does promise romance, action, and comedy, and two of these genre Cameron Crowe can pull off decently. Let’s hope it’s more Almost Famous than it is Elizabethtown.
If you’re thinking about checking out About Time, click the trailer below: