The Time Traveler’s Wife (Movie Review)

Time mainThe Time Traveler’s Wife is a movie for people who aren’t really that into time travel. It avoids getting bogged down in the sci-fi specifics of its premise, in which a man named Henry (Eric Bana) spends his entire life jumping through time from one year to the next, and instead focuses on the emotional impact that has. The result is a film that’s kind of like The Notebook meets Quantum Leap, and not just because it co-stars Rachel McAdams. Yet director Robert Schwentke’s approach to Henry’s never ending time travel dilemma is simple and sentimental. After a summer full of overly complicated and utterly empty robotic explosions, it’s a welcome relief.

Unfortunately before it can get good, Time Traveler’s Wife begins with one of the worst cinematic sins. If there are people in a car and they’re happy, we know they’re going to die. It’s a scene that’s been done to death so many times it’s expected. No one ever shows families riding around on screen unless something horrible is about to happen to them. It’s a cliché well past its expiration date….(Click for the rest of the review)

4 responses to “The Time Traveler’s Wife (Movie Review)

  1. You can constantly feel The Time Traveler’s Wife reaching for emotional depth, yet it never gets there. Even though Bana and McAdams try their hardest, they can’t lift this material off the ground well enough to have us totally convinced. Good review, check out mine when you can!

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