Movie Review – The Time Traveler’s Wife – *sadface*

The Time Traveler's Wife

Clare has been in love with Henry her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time traveler–cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control.

Starting it’s life as a novel from a relatively unknown author The Time Traveler’s Wife became a HUGE success in book form going on to become a bestseller in many countries.

Most who read it felt it would be a fantastic screenplay and were waiting with much anticipation for the news of a movie, the rights to the screenplay were bought by none other than Brad Pitt who was going to start in the movie alongside Jennifer Aniston.

Thankfully (IMHO) that didn’t happen and they cast Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams instead. The movie has had critical acclaim so far and is doing very well with a 7.2 on IMDB. I’d guess within 6 months or so it’ll become a part of the prestigious Top 250.

If you have a propensity to be emo, do grab yourself a box of tissues as you’ll find yourself bawling through-out the movie.

This is one sad film with no happy ending. It’s has no real plot or moral value or anything else you can define’s just a series of events and their effects on a small group of people.

The cast is great Eric Bana plays Henry very well (I’m starting to see him as a very strong actor) and well Rachel McAdams seems to be in almost everything nowdays, she plays the whole romantic emo role extremely well.

The other characters are of little consequence but they do their parts well enough.

It’s a very thoughtfully put together and well directed movie, the cinematography is somewhat muted and suites the film very well.

And thankfully for once lovers of the book are not disappointed, yes there are things missed out but the film is put together very well and successfully breaks your heart within the first 5 minutes.

It’s definitely worth a watch and is without doubt one of the better films of 2009, don’t expect it to be a sci-fi movie as this film is firmly lodged in the drama/romance category.

I give it a teary-eyed 8.5/10.




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13 Responses to Movie Review – The Time Traveler’s Wife – *sadface*

  1. JD January 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    I absolutely love the book and the movie. But I know there are some that feel that it’s not a good movie, but my 2 cents is read the book and then watching the movie. Then it will be more relateful.

  2. suanie January 27, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    i loved the book! got teary-eyed reading it. the movie, not so much

  3. Brad F. January 27, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    I wasn’t sure I was going to like this movie. I got it more for my wife’s sake. I was surprised though. It was a good movie and the story was well told. Definitely worth watching. I didn’t know it was based on a book.

  4. KY January 27, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    we wanna see the picture of your *sad eye*!

  5. JaCJaC January 28, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    Pinjam DVD PLS!!! 😀

  6. haze January 29, 2010 at 3:48 am #

    i read the book. dun wanna watch. cried buckets when i read finish. too sad. *wails* but i hope the movie script is strong enough to carry the weight of the plot in the book. In the book, it gets quite confusion(maybe I dumbnuts) and its easy to refer back and forth in time but for movie I guess it’s one shot like Memento by Chris Nolan.

  7. Matthew January 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    I wanted to watch it but couldn’t get someone to go with me. All my friends thought it was too sissy to watch it. I’ll try to get a copy. 🙂

  8. goldfries February 1, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    Rachel McAdams in everything nowadays? I thought this one and Sherlock H only. 😀

    Regardless, it’s good to see Rachel getting noticed. She’s a hot beauty in many other shows before.

  9. ShaolinTiger February 1, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

    JD: Yah agree, I think as a movie it’s still great tho.

    suanie: Movie was pretty good IMHO.

    Brad F.: Yup, and you should read the book!

    KY: Hahah sure or not.

    haze: The movie carries it well cos it chops out some characters and subplots so it’s fairly linear.

    JaCJac: Suda gave you with Dog Whisperer.

    Matthew: It’s out on HD already so shouldn’t be a problem.

    goldfries: I think I just a saw a glut of films with her in it recently (Notebook, Mean Girls, The Family Stone, Red Eye & State of Play). She is hawt tho no doubt.

  10. carmen4everr February 10, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    i love this movie!

  11. ShaolinTiger February 11, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    carmen4everr: Make sure you read the book too 🙂

  12. Myhorng February 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    i like this movie. it makes me wanna read the ‘teary’ book.

  13. ShaolinTiger March 1, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    Myhorng: Yah read the book, even better loh.