The Time Traveler's Wife

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  • PG-13
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 7.1  (157,768)
  • 47

The Time Traveler's Wife is an emotionally charged romantic drama from 2009 directed by Robert Schwentke. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Audrey Niffenegger and stars Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams in the lead roles. The film follows the story of Henry DeTamble, a librarian who has a rare genetic disorder that causes him to involuntarily time travel.

The story starts when Henry is just a child and he suddenly disappears from his home without any explanation. His father who has the same genetic disorder, teaches him how to handle his time travel through different time periods. But when he is 28 years old, he meets a beautiful young artist named Clare Abshire who he falls deeply in love with. Since Henry time travels completely randomly without control over his destination or duration, Clare becomes his anchor in time, the one constant in his life.

The movie portrays the story of the couple's love story, with Henry's time traveling condition playing a huge role in shaping their relationship. The Time Traveler's Wife follows Henry as he time-travels randomly through different stages in his own life, meeting himself at various ages and interacting with family members both past and future. He also meets his future self and goes on dates with Clare who first meets him as an older version of himself.

The movie is an emotional ride where the characters experience the ups and downs of their relationship as a result of Henry's uncontrollable time traveling. The film portrays their love as pure and true even in the face of the inherent difficulties due to his time travel. Instead of painting Henry's condition as a burden or curse, it is shown as an uncontrollable aspect of his life that he eventually learns to live with. The movie explores the different facets of love in its purest form, with Clare accepting Henry for who he is without any conditions.

Eric Bana's performance as Henry DeTamble is commendable as he portrays both the carefree and spontaneous nature of a traveler living each moment as it comes, as well as the vulnerability of someone who cannot control their existence in their own timeline. Rachel McAdams as Clare Abshire is heartwarming, portraying the love she has for Henry beautifully.

The Time Traveler's Wife delves into various aspects of time-travel such as the impact on relationships and the consequences of a time traveler's influence on their surroundings. It is an emotional and compelling story that captivates the audience from the outset. The implications of time travel are explored in a unique way that differs from other movies and TV shows that explore the genre.

The storyline is fascinating and engrossing, showcasing a deeply emotional story of love and time that explores how our lives are shaped by the moments we experience, be they good or bad. Though some of the plot points may seem hard to follow at times, the overall message of the story and its enduring themes are worth experiencing.

The Time Traveler's Wife is a romantic movie that is thought-provoking, engaging, and will leave the viewer with a sense of appreciation for the time they have. It is a movie that is perfect for romantic movie-lovers as well as those looking for an emotional story. The Time Traveler's Wife can be seen as a poignant meditation on the nature of love, free will, and the inevitability of fate in our lives.

The Time Traveler's Wife is a 2009 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 47.

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    7.1  (157,768)
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