Basic Information: “The Time Traveler’s Wife” is rated PG-13 and is one hour and 48 minutes. The genre is drama/sci-fi/romance. It’s directed by Robert Schwentke (director of “Tattoo”). It’s based on the book by Audrey Niffenegger.
Summary: Henry (Eric Bana), a Chicago librarian, is surprised when a woman named Clare (Rachel McAdams) runs up to him and tells him that she has loved him all her life. Before long, they get married and begin a life together. But there is one obstacle in their way — Henry is a time traveler. He constantly disappears back into time (or forward) without warning (and without his clothes), causing him to live a topsy-turvy life. Before long, Henry’s “problem” begins to ruin their perfect marriage…
Review: Girl’s night out — my friends and I went to watch “The Time Traveler’s Wife”. It looked promising…I was hooked on the commercials on television.
It was good. The cast was amazing, making it seem so real. You know those movies where it seems fake because the actors (and actresses) are doing it all wrong? This isn’t one of them. The special effects (especially the “traveling back into time” effect) were believable too.
The movie was a bit confusing in the beginning with all the different time periods, but I began to understand as the movie went on. *Hint: Listen for the weird “ssshhhhh-wweeeee” noise — that’s the noise it makes when Henry time travels. It’ll make the movie a lot easier to follow.*
The story — good, good, good. I cried at all the right parts — it was heart-warming and touching. You’re constantly filled with dread (no spoilers in this review…if you’re curious, go see the movie) and I was clutching my friend’s arm the entire movie because I was so afraid for the characters. AKA suspense, if you like suspense…it’s real surprising too — it didn’t end the way I thought it would. Irony…
Happy ending? Every movie has a happy ending. This was no exception. But the happy ending comes a different way, wwaaayyy different than I expected, but appropriate for this type of story.
Rating: 4/5 stars ****…recommended
Source (for the basic information): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452694/