Review of 'The Time Traveller's Wife'

time_travelers_wife.jpg Yeah, a bit of a mind twister.

When Henry DeTamble (Eric Bana) first meets Clare Abshire (Rachel McAdams) in a library he is surprised to learn that she actually knows him and knows his secret - He is a time traveller. Unpredictably he travels backwards and forwards to key points in the life of those dearest to him. As he comes to love Clare he finds himself frequently travelling back to her childhood and learning more about the woman he eventually marries. Their happy life is made difficult with Henry's frequent disappearances and made even more so when he learns something that will tear them both apart.

Quite a light but amusing film with touches of poignancy. We never learn too much about the central characters as we spend a lot of the time just trying to figure out what is going on. By the end we have pretty much got the knack then we realise that there is not really a lot of depth to the rest of the story - A couple love each other, get married, find a house (bought with money made by Henry using his time travelling to win a lottery), try to have a child…Mostly “The Time Traveller's Wife” is a simple love story. Don't expect to take away anything in terms of deep life lessons. Having said that, there is something to be said about shallow as we really want to see things work out for Henry and Clare living in such a difficult situation. A slight dampness of the eye at the end…

Some may be attracted to this film because of the science fiction element but will quickly find this film slow and boring, however, if you are a bit more open minded it is quite a pleasant and nice film.

Rating: “It is OK but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2017-01-26

Directed by: Robert Schwentke

Studio: New Line Cinema

Year: 2009

Length: 107 minutes

Genre: Science Fiction

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