Why Rachel McAdams's Latest Film About Time is Going to be the Next Great RomCom

About Time the Movie

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It's Wednesday and we're happy, because a friend just sent us the link to a trailer for the new Rachel McAdams movie, About Time, out November 8. And it actually looks great! In fact, it looks like the best romcom to come out in since The Holiday. (You know you loved it.) Why are we so sure, having seen only two minutes and 36 seconds of it? Because of these three elements: 1) It's full of lovely british accents. 2) It was directed by Richard Curtis, of Love Actually and Notting Hill fame (meaning he knows how to use those lovely british accents.) And 3) Um, Rachel McAdams? (Duh.)

About Time the Movie

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In the preview, we learn that the main character, Tim (played by the adorable Domnhall Gleeson, who you may know as one of Ron Weasley's brothers in the first few Harry Potter films) finds out from his father (Love Actually's Bill Nighy, on whom we have a bit of a grandpa crush) that all men in their family can travel through time. And how does Tim use his newfound powers? To fall in love and then perfect his romance with Mary (McAdams).

About Time The Movie Red Wedding Dress

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Heartfelt moments aside, the thing that really fired us up, was this snippet we spotted in the trailer—Mary's red wedding dress!

We love that the costume designers let the character follow other non-traditional brides (see: Sex and the City's Miranda Hobbes and Grey's Anatomy's Cristina Yang), and wear a sweet girlish silhouette with rosettes at the shoulder in full-on bright, bold cherry (see the floral cap-sleeved stunner both above and below!). We imagine the costume crew was inspired by the red carpet and Vera Wang, who sent show-stopping red wedding dresses down her Spring 2013 runway.

About Time the Movie Red Wedding Dress

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Watch the trailer below and tell us you aren't tempted to consider a non-white gown for your walk down the aisle. And don't forget to catch the movie when it hits theaters!

—Lauren Frankfort

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