Adapting someone else’s original story does not mean your brilliance as a writer is being stifled. On the contrary, watching many adapted stories proves the opposite. Many times the adapted version is much better than the original.
It’s easy to sneer on Richard Curtis’s work, but I cannot help falling for his rather self-indulgent romantic comedies. My level head might be crying ‘No,’ but my lopsided heart can’t help but say yes.
For me, resistance is futile when it comes to his scripts and About Time is just another one of them.