I was not expecting to enjoy “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” I thought, “chick flick” and was prepared to endure it, instead, I enjoyed it.
If you approach this as science fiction, you can have a field day punching holes in the scenario.
If you give them a pass and treat it like a fantasy, with all the generosity that a fantasy is entitled to receive, your admission will be money well spent.
The story is both sweet and bitter. The time travel aspect never takes away from the hardship that love brings with it – love is demanding – this film never forgets to show the pain that love makes us vulnerable to – we suffer when those we love are wounded.
If “Big Fish,” Secondhand Lions” or “The Bridge to Terabithia,” are pleasant memories, you will add this film to your list.
ERIC BANA WAS MADE TO PLAY A BUFFOON IN THE VERY UNFUNNY, "FUNNY PEOPLE," THIS ROLE GIVES HIM A CHANCE TO GET BACK ON TRACK AND HE DOES.
I NEVER RECOGNIZED WHO RACHEL McADAMS WAS, BUT THIS FILM HAS BRANDED
HER PERSONA IN MY MIND - SHE DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB AND SHE MAKES THE
WHOLE FILM WORK.
THE YOUNG GIRLS WHO PLAY "CLARE" ARE JUST WONDERFUL -- THEY WERE
EQUAL TO THEIR PARTS.
GO SEE THIS WITH SOMEONE YOU LOVE -- I DID, I WENT ALONE.