The Time Traveler's Wife

New Line Cinema

Drama Romance Fantasy
108 min     6.9     2009     USA


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.


Wuchak wrote:
_**Reverent drama/romance/fantasy with McAdams and Bana**_ A young woman (Rachel McAdams) meets a man in a Chicago library (Eric Bana) and recognizes him as the man she loves who has traveled back in time from his future to meet her as a girl. Can their relationship handle the stress of him suddenly disappearing without warning and the complications thereof? “The Time Traveler’s Wife” (2009) is a drama/romance with a sci-fi element comparable to “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004). Like that film, it can be mind-boggling, but both Bana and McAdams make it worthwhile and there are thought-provoking & moving parts. Eric is masculine and charismatic here, really showing off his talents, while Rachel shines as one of the most uniquely beautiful women to walk the earth. Also check her out in the underrated “The Lucky Ones” (2008). The ending shows that the real problem in America is old, white, gun-toting Republicans. (rolling my eyes). Now we’re talking fantasy. The film runs 1 hour, 47 minutes, and was shot in Toronto, Hamilton & Chalk Lake, Ontario, Canada, with establishing shots of Chicago. GRADE: B-/B