An Extraordinary, Ordinary Life…The Movie “About Time”

abouttime2It is exceedingly rare these days to go to the theater and see a movie that really and truly moves you.  Boy oh boy does this movie find a way to touch your heart, in an amazingly ordinary way.  The story basically centers around the idea that the men in a particular family have the ability to travel through time and change events specific only to their own lives.  You guessed it, the time travel is mostly about a girl, but the really moving part about the movie ends up being the father and son relationship.  I don’t want to give anything away, because it is a movie worth seeing.  The most amazing part about the movie, is a lesson that is taught, to live a day, and then go back and relive that day without changing much, but enjoying the moment without fear or apprehension, just a chance to maximize the joy.  As a parent there are some incredible moments that made me think about all the ways I need to improve as a father.  Thank you to the makers of this movie for figuring out how to make an ordinary movie…about ordinary life, truly extraordinary.  I hope that I can find the wisdom, and serenity to live life in the moment as was taught in this movie.  I pray I can find the ability to extract every ounce of joy from moments that can be quite mundane, and yet represent some of the most important moments we will ever experience in this life.  Here is the trailer, the movie is a bit slow, and it doesn’t have any special effects, or chase scenes, but if you give it a chance from start to finish, it just may find a way to touch your heart in ways you haven’t felt in a long while.

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W.J. Vincent II has spent the last 20 years of his life building businesses from start-up to success in fields as varied as Real Estate, Technology, and Environmental Health. In January 2012, Natalia, his wife of 13 years, tragically passed away, her body having given in to her short but dramatic three-month battle with a brain tumor. Her sudden passing left W.J. a widowed father of a 1-year old baby girl and 4-year old boy of his own, along with a 12-year old boy and 15-year old girl he had been helping his mother-in-law to raise due to her battle with multiple sclerosis. Faced with a challenge greater than any he had known, W.J. was able to find strength and inspiration from the Bible. There were many miracles and messages that saw him through the darkest moments of his life.

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