The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler

Strangely bleak - Lorraine

8 Points

Viewer Rating:Lorraine has rated The Time Traveler's Wife rating: 3 Star

Based on the best selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife is the strange story of Henry (Eric Bana), a man born with a genetic anomaly that means that he can time travel. But this isn't the kind of time travel that we're used to from sci-fi films, Henry's condition is uncontrollable and any emotional stress tends to propel him through time, often to hostile environments where he is fated to relive tragic past events that he cannot change. His abilities cause him even more problems when he falls in love with an artist named Clare (Rachel McAdams) and they struggle to forge a normal life when Henry continues to disappear and reappear without warning. Rachel McAdams is a gifted actress and any romantic film she stars in will inevitably be compared to girlie favourite The Notebook. While The Notebook is renowned as a weepy, it is also a hopeful and feel-good romance in many ways, but The Time Traveller's Wife is quite bleak and depressing. I have not read the book, so obviously I cannot make any comment on the transfer of the tale from novel to screen, but the film adaptation feels hollow. I'd recommend renting The Notebook instead.

Review published on the 31 August 2009 22:59

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