Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) PG13 - 3½ Stars

At first this movie was a little confusing to me with the traveling husband, now you see him now you don't, but the more the movie evolves, the better it gets. Rachel McAdams plays the type of wife you want to find your way back to. Her girl next door image with her soft spoken smile gives Bana the reason to try and stay with her as much as he can. A good romantic journey though the beginning seems a little strange as a little girl gives her blanket to a naked adult man, hiding in the bushes. I would hope most little girls would run immediately home to tell their parents.

When Clare Abshire (Rachel McAdms), was just a little girl, she used to go out to the fields to play by herself. It is here that she first encounters Henry (Eric Bana), a man who appears out of no where, naked in the woods. At first she is shocked by his presence but is convinced to give her blanket to him so he can talk to her and explain he is from another era, traveling through time. Henry returns to the field many times while Clare is growing up, eventually forming a strong bond between them.

As Clare grows up, she waits for the moments that Henry will appear as she has been in love with him since the day she first laid eyes on him. Henry has a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to time travel through different periods of his life. But he is determined to stay as long as he can and Clare desperately tries to build a life with the man she's loved her entire life.

New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Director: Robert Schwentke
Writers: Bruce Joel Rubin, Jeremy Leven
Producers: Brad Pitt, Nick Wechsler, Dede Gardner
I viewed 3/10

1 comment:

Castor said...

Good movie, it's a bit disappointing because you can see how it could have been a great epic romance movie with bolder directing and writing but it merely strives to be a quiet and unpretentious little movie.