Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.
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This movie did an exceptional job of adapting the book to film. It captured the key elements of the book, which I wasn't sure could be pulled off. Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana were awesome. I loved the changes that were made. This movie captured every emotion, you laughed, cried and at times were angry. More times than not movies do not live up to the book, this one certainly did. I enjoyed it and will definitely see it again.
if you want to go see a movie that won't leave you any emotions at the end, then this the movie to see.
Great actors, well done.
Romance? yes....fantasy? yes.....sci-fi? yes?
It is worth while to go see it. It might be one of those movies that you need to watch 10 times to get it...hopefully.
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The Time TravelerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Wife (PG) * * * *
By ROBERT WALDMAN
Romance is timeless. Back and forth journeys spark lots of interest in The Time TravelerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Wife, this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s entry into movement through the decades from Alliance Films now stoking imaginations at Tinseltown (on Pender, free parking) and Empire Studio 12 Taken from a best selling novel, hankies will come out early in this smartly presented tale of one manÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rather tumultuous journey.
Attention does need to be paid to all the goings on in the rather disjointed life of Henry De Tamble. Through some unexplained Ã¢â‚¬Å“giftÃ¢â‚¬Â Henry has the ability to go back and forth in time. Early on we see his Ã¢â‚¬Å“interludeÃ¢â‚¬Â with a rather young Clare Abshire. That early encounter comes back over and over again as the pair link up often in this race against aging.
Yes, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen stories like this before. Here chemistry is everything and talk about great casting. Canadian Rachel McAdams soars to new heights as the elder Clare, a buoyant woman who falls under the spell of dashing Henry. Eric Bana (Munich) sparks lots of interest as Henry, a man with some hidden powers that let him go to the future and then return, with sparkling results.
Sparks do fly between McAdams and Bana and thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largely why The Time TravelerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Wife works so well. Just a touch long some of the disappearing acts of Henry become a bit too burdensome. Director Robert Schwentke helms this great love story which continues in Rachel McAdamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s winning Notebook ways. Not as dramatic as other similar treatments like Brad PittÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Benjamin Button masterpiece The Time TravelerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Wife still does boast gorgeous cinematography, some great tear jerk moments and undeniable Ã¢â‚¬Å“heatÃ¢â‚¬Â between itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s two leads. Women especially will fall for this movie big time!
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