December 28, 2010

Movie Review: The Time Traveler's Wife

"The Time Traveler's Wife" is a novel-based movie written by Audrey Niffenegger inspired by Audrey's frustration in her past relationships. It is a love story about a man, Henry, with a genetic disorder that causes him to unpredictably travel through time. Henry can't help when he will vanish or where and when he will re-appear. In the story, Henry ends up falling in love with Claire which cause him to subconsciously appear throughout different times in her childhood and leads to Claire falling in love with him.

This movie deals with love and free will. For the entire time, you wonder how Claire can love such a flaky guy she has no idea when she will see again yet at the same time, you know that it is inevitable for her since Henry practically force his way into her her life.

Rachel McAdams was the perfect sweetheart and Eric Bana also did a great job, not to mention quite good looking in the movie. Though I have to admit that I fell asleep the first time watching it, later I gave it a re-try which I got into it 45 minutes into the movie and got teary at the end. It's a good movie, if the first 30 minutes don't put you to sleep.

Many compared "The Time Traveler's Wife" to "The Notebook" but perhaps it is because I have been with flaky guys that I find myself associating to this movie a lot more. It is a good movie to watch when you want to lounge on the couch with a good chick flick.

I give this movie 3.5/5 Kleenex boxes. It's worth the rental.




Pictures from imdb.com

38 comments:

  1. I really have a love/hate relationship with this story & movie. I thought it was great & really original but it had moments where it was just too sad. Eric Bana was hot in it tho!! =)

    Thanks for the shoutout too dear! Merry belated chstimas!! =)

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  2. I've not watched this film. I should be getting this on dvd soon. Love Rachel McAdams. Especially in the Notebook. that film always has me in tears. As I'm sure the time traveler's wife will do. xx

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  3. Admittedly I read the book before actually watching the movie. Surprisingly, the movie wasn't too shabby since it followed most of the storyline. I shed a few tears while reading the book, but not so much during the movie. Overall, I prefer the book but the movie helped put the images together.

    Thanks for doing this review. :)

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  4. I read the book years before the movie came out! Though the movie wasn't that bad but I think the book was way better...Tht's most prolly cos der's much space left for imagination when u're reading a book..

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  5. my parents have this movie but i thought it would be too cheesy. i'll watch it now :)

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  6. one helluva genetic disorder. i'll be sure to put this on my list for girls' night :)

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  7. I watched this movie this year, and it is pretty good! I really liked the whole idea of time traveling, and I thought the end was sad, when his daughter saw him again.

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  8. This movie has been playing about 10 different times while I was working on the computer and it seeped into my brain. It was both cute and a little sad when the wife as a little girl got upset to find out her weird friend was married. Towards the end of the movie I got confused over whether he was visiting his daughter or his wife as a little girl--but that's because I wasn't paying full attention.

    Audrey must have been with some real flakes! I want to be flaky and oblivious in my next life.

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  9. I love that movie... def gets a good cry out every time :p hahhaha

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  10. The actress is really talented, I saw her in Notebook and this movie too.
    I am not usually into chick flicks, but the movie was pretty good even if the guy seems like a pedobear in the beginning.

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  11. it got me all confused when i was watching the movie. until the end when i was like "ohhhhhh okay... i get it now". i really like this movie though. you're right about the 3.5/5 kleenex boxes lol!

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  12. i cried at this movie, it was so beautiful

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  13. I still haven't seen this and I love me some Eric Bana! Did you read the book?

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  14. I haven't watched this yet, I wanted to watch this but I never had the time. Great, now that I've read your review, I'll have to watch it ^_^

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  15. I haven't watched this yet bc I'm scared of how sad it would make me since I'm in a long distance relationship. meh.. a pathetic excuse. i'll see it some time soon probably bc i love the actress.

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  16. Hey=)

    I'm just gonna be a brat and prejudge it still saying "Smh. Ugh, I don't wanna see that!" HA. No I'll give it chance...even though I'm movie'd out. This week? I've seen ---> Twilight Eclipes, Takers, Salt, Edward Scissorhands [last night], Inception, and Tangled [which was FULL disney but hilarious for some reason]. But I almost shot the t.v because of all that singing HA. I was waiting for some deer to run across the tv screen, abruptly. It would be like a Disney version of "Sixth Sense" instead of when it get comes, everytime you start humming there's "a character," lemme stop ..oh woow Haha.

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  17. Reprise: Really started watching the movies over the past weekend.

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  18. Correction: It would be like a Disney version of "Sixth Sense" instead of when it get COLD, everytime you start humming there's "a character," lemme stop ..oh woow Haha.

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  19. This is where you and I part ways my friend...sadly this movie was no good for me. I've heard the book is amazing and I went to see it in the theater with some friends who had read it. They were disappointed too. I LOVE Rachel McA and Eric Bana is hotness,,,but it wasn't enough to carry the movie.

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  20. oh boy, im one of those people that CANNOT stand a movie if the first 30 minutes is a little on the slow side. but i hope the drama and the lovey dovey-ness will prove me somewhat wrong.

    btw, i notice you've been on a movie watching spree.

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  21. not a big fan of the movie too but i cried in the end too! LOL

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  22. I fell asleep on this movie too the first time I watched it but I also gave it another chance and also cried in the end. :P

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  23. i saw this movie and i actually really really liked it! i love rachel mcadam!

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  24. I haven't seen this movie yet but the DVD has been sitting on my desk for some time :S My younger sister had seen it in the theatres and said it's pretty good. I never saw the Notebook and everytime I tell someone that, they always seemed so shock that I haven't watched it. If I anticipate I will cry through a movie, I try to avoid it or save it to watch it alone :) Or maybe in this case, if I can't fall asleep, maybe I'll pop this DVD in :P

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  25. OH GOOD. Thanks for the warning. I'm notorious for falling asleep during movie-watching. I guess I won't be paying for this!!

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  26. I liked the movie more than the book. The book was a bore -____-

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  27. I haven't seen this movie yet but i want to! Did you see Rachel McAdam's latest movie with Harrison Ford? I can't even remember the name, it was that unforgettable. As in NOT GOOD. But she's still one of my favorite actresses and she's Canadian to boot!

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  28. I cat beleive i havent caught this yet

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  30. I've watched this movie and I love it! :)
    Hope you had a great Christmas as well Julie! :D

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  31. I'm not an emotional person AT ALL, but this movie gets me every time!
    It's a beautiful true love story: passion, intrigue and heart break... the perfect conconction for a great love story.

    xx

    www.ericawark.com

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  32. This was pretty a good movie, I agree. But it is a little long in parts. But Eric Bana is some pretty good eye candy! Don't remember if I cried, but it was pretty sad :o/

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  33. Mmmm the movie was alright...I still prefer the book over it, but I suppose that goes without saying hehe

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  34. I remember I watched this movie with a guy who used to be very close with. Too bad,I think he thought that we gonna be couple after the movie. LOL. I was too concentrating on watching the movie and didn't talk to him at all. So, it was a bad date to him, I assume.

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  35. i've watched it 2 times with husby! and he loves it too...:)

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