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.

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