“I wouldn’t change one second of our life together.”
Name: The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)
Date watched: July 17, 2012
Likely to rewatch? Meh. We’ll see.
Synopsis: A romantic drama about a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage.
Additional Comments: Never read the book, so my review may be a bit iffy.
This is a fairly good romance movie. I don’t ever recall watching a movie about time traveling, or at least not one that focuses on the relationships regarding the time traveler.
What makes this movie unique is its seemingly unorganized movie. The scenes are random, even! But time traveling itself is random. It’s chaotic and there’s no way to determine the outcome. The movie’s sequence does an excellent job reflecting its complications.
The viewers get to see how difficult it is for not only Henry (Eric Bana), who’s had to live a solitary life due to his genetic condition, but also Clare (Rachel McAdams), who remains an endearing, fiercely loyal and supportive lover. They have their ups and downs —as any couple would — but they still make it through. Even after Henry dies in his forties, Clare and their daughter still get to see him when he time travels from the past. It’s an interesting concept, and makes you fall in love with the strong bond they have that contradicts everything time is about.
Like love, this movie has its fair share of risks and chaos. But it’s also worth it.