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The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

August. 14,2009
| Fantasy Drama Romance

Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.


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I was eager to buy into the exciting premise that Henry (Eric Bana) is spontaneously traveling to random points in time as I was relishing the boundless possibilities of how time lines can be affected and anticipation of an intricate plot. However, the movie disappointingly left this plot driving potential unrealized largely due to the utterly fatalistic philosophical stance of the author. The potential was boringly killed at the outset when Henry stated that he tried to put his time travel to use but could not alter the events. This relegated him for the rest of the movie to the role of a helpless toy in the hands of these nuisance time leaps. The character without any goal or purpose was hard to relate to or feel for. We saw a series of peculiar oddities (vanishing in thin air) and awkward situations (nude guy trying to find clothes), but we did not witness any real struggle or purpose-driven actions, no effort of the time traveler to use his gift to make a difference. For the lack of the driver, the rest of the plot amounted to a unconvincing retelling of a soap-opera-worthy romantic story. It would have been far more interesting to see Henry try to at least save his mother, rather than boringly stating that he couldn't. He could at least try to tell Clare (Rachel McAdams) while she was a girl and his mom was still alive to call his mom and warn her about the storm and tell her not to drive on that fateful evening. He could have called his mom while in the past. He could have actually told it to her face when he met her on the train three years before the accident. Would she have believed him? Would she have still died despite the prior knowledge – that could have been a thrilling possibility! The movie left me with a sense of unfulfilled promise, wasted potential and disappointment with the passive, fatalistic outlook that this movie projects.


Based on the novel by Audrey Niffenegger about a librarian with a paranormal genetic disorder which allowed him to go back in time and build a romantic relationship with a woman,Clare Abshire,who will become his future wife,The Time Traveler's Wife which stars Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams provides us an entertaining and interesting romantic and dramatic film.This movie written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed Robert Schwentke present a love story about a man who works in the library from Chicago and beautiful heiress at different events of their lives as they try to build a stable and firm romantic relationship with each other.Despite the fact that it is a typical chick flick and it does not have a refreshing nor an original fantasy romantic drama,both lead stars - Bana and McAdams - provide a great and compelling performance that the viewer becomes focused on their characters - Henry DeTamble and Clare DeTamble - being on a long-distance romance with respect to time and their actions to have a successful and fulfillment in their relationship.Despite having characteristics of certain movies like the Back To The Future movies and Brad Pitt's The Case Of Benjamin Button,it will still delight many viewers who love romantic movies whether comedy or drama.In the end,it will still delight them in more ways than one.Credit the lead stars for their performance in it.


Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana star in "The Time Traveler's Wife," from 2009. Directed by Robert Schwentke and based on the novel by Audrey Niffenegger, it tells the story of Henry DeTamble.Henry (Eric Bana) works as a special collections librarian. He has an anomaly he was born with which allows him to travel in time. He never knows when or where he's going.When Clare Abshire meets him, she invites him to dinner -- she has been in love with him since she was six years old. He finds out that he visited her often when she was a child. They fall in love and marry.It turns out that being married to a time traveler isn't all it's cracked up to be. Henry always leaves unexpectedly and sometimes is gone for a while, and it can happen at any time.Good movie, with wonderful performances by both leads, who have good chemistry. Rachel McAdams to me is scarily like Jennifer Garner. She's lovely and sympathetic as Clare, and Bana, a fine actor, is very effective as Henry, whose visits to the future don't always make him comfortable.Depending on your mood, this bittersweet story can be a real tear- jerker. It got to me and I cried, I admit it.I think the tale says that we have to deal with what we're given, even if it's not always convenient. We are not always the masters of our abilities.