Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Movie Review of 'The Time Traveler's Wife' - rated PG-13

The Time Traveler's Wife was released in theatres on August 14, 2009 and on DVD February 09, 2010. It stars Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams and was directed by Robert Schwentke.
Henry DeTamble, played by Bana, is five years old when he discovers, in a most tragic way, his amazing ability to travel through time. As Henry ages and continues through his life, popping in and out of different times, he meets Clare Abshire, played by McAdams, as a young child. Realizing that he often visits the same location more than once, the two become fast friends, he as a man and she as a child. They continue to meet in a meadow throughout Clare's life. When the two finally meet as adults, Clare already knows the details of Henry's unusual gift and has loved the man her whole life. Together they begin anew and embark on a journey of love and family, all the while seeking some sense of normalcy in their awkward circumstances.
The only question that remains is, can love endure the tests of time and time travel? Eric Bana plays a magnificent role as Henry the time traveler and Rachel McAdams is sweet and endearing as Clare. I believe my advantage with watching The Time Traveler's Wife, was that I had not read the novel prior to seeing the DVD, therefore it was easy to view the film and not be biased by any prior knowledge of the book. The Time Traveler's Wife is romantic and beautiful and it's characters complex and memorable.
I am giving The Time Traveler's Wife a 4-spider rating. Do I think you should see this film? A thousand times 'Yes'.
CK Webb

1 comment:

Blee Bonn said...

Ooh, perfect timing. I'm planning to watch the Time Traveler's Wife this weekend!