THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE - goes places!!! Rating: 90 out of 100. (Based on advance VIP press preview)

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Written August 12, 2009
TTTW'S(superbly directed by Robert Schwentke, and competently screenwritten by Jeremy Leven and Bruce Joel Rubin) is a 1hr 48min movie-adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger's 2003 novel bearing the same name. This evocatively beautiful captivating and emotional movie stars Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams (GREAT chemistry!). I have not read the book - so, I had no frame of reference going into the preview. I did find the movie engaging and I totally enjoyed this above-average production which I kept comparing to SOMEWHERE IN TIME and THE LAKE HOUSE although these movies are similar yet very different. They are love stories set within a sci-fi/fantasy framework but the plot for TTTW is more complex. VERDICT: Highly recommended for fans of romance/sci-fi/fantasy genres. Great date movie. I'll definitely see this movie again. ACTUAL GRADE: Solid A
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The Time Traveler's Wife

By gldlks219
Written August 12, 2009
I saw it today. I really liked it. Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana were both very good. I never read the book, so I don't know how true to it the movie was, but I really liked the story. I'm curious to see the dvd to see delete scenes... I wish they'd kept every scene they deleted... I wished it wouldn't end.
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“THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE” – It’s Not easy dealing with Unexpected Visits (& Departures)! = Rating: 7.5 of 10 stars.

By jimchudnow
Written August 12, 2009
This was a difficult concept to bring off successfully, but they got it done (& did a bunch of filming in CHICAGO). ERIC BANA plays Henry, the boy & man who keeps flitting back & forth in time. He meets a young girl Clare (RACHEL McADAMS) to whom he tries to explain that he will end up MARRYING her later in her life. Since the story does not go chronologically, instead traveling to changing points both ahead and back in time, it requires concentration to clearly follow just “where” Eric is in his time & level of relationship with Rachel & her friend Gomez (RON LIVINGSTON) & others. It’s a fascinating and at-times FRUSTRATING experience for the characters, because they’re never fully sure just when things may “change” for them & him. Eric & Rachel keep trying to have a child, & everyone wonders if that child will ALSO turn out to be someone who can (& will) travel forwards & backwards in time. The acting is very good & believable, and the relationships are warm, caring, & enjoyable.
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I can not wait to see this movie!

By StephanieMarie1992
Written July 25, 2009
The book is amazing.. I'm sure the movie will be great! I can not wait to see this movie :)
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i soooo wanted to LOVE this movie

By yelzalot
Written August 14, 2009
I waited years for this movie to come out... YEARS! And as much as I wanted to LOVE it, I was sort of let down. :( I'm a HUGE fan of the book, so of course I had high expectations. I know that movies never do books justice, but I figured that since they had Eric Bana & Rachel McAdams, they could do no wrong. But I guess actors can't carry the weight of the entire movie on their shoulders alone... I don't know, maybe it was the awful score or the so-so directing, but there was something lacking in the movie. Don't get me wrong, Bana & McAdams were totally believable as Henry & Clare, but again... it's impossible to put the weight of the entire movie on them. I do know that the secondary characters did not play as big a role as they all should have, because in order to fully know the complexity of Clare & Henry you must know the other characters as well... There were some heart wrenching moments that got the waterworks going... But over all, I'd give the movie a C+, B- at best.
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