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4 September 2013updated 26 Sep 2015 11:47am

Did About Time fake its Twitter reviews?

Sometimes it's really important to check for typos.

By Media Mole

A tweet from Luke Whiston is doing the rounds, accusing poor Richard Curtis (by proxy) of faking reviews:

The advert in question, which appeared on page 4 of today’s Telegraph, does indeed quote two accounts which have never tweeted anything about the film. Or, in fact, anything legible at all.

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But never ascribe to malice what can be explained with incompetence. The About Time team have actually been very thorough at tracking down real audiences – who saw the film at the Edinburgh Festival – and asking them permission to put their praise on posters.

(And so on) So all it takes is a quick scroll down the film’s full feed to find out where the problems came. Because while @tracyann28 might not have liked the film, @traceyann28 did:

And @sambradley tweets gibberish, but @sammbradley tweets lavish praise for Richard Curtis:

See! Richard doesn’t have to make up fans. He’s got plenty.

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