REVIEW: The Time Traveler's Wife
SYNOPSIS: Lose yourself in timeless love with this gloriously romantic story of the journey of two hearts. Artist Clare Abshire (Rachel McAdams of The Notebook) shares a deep emotional bond with Henry De Tamble (Eric Bana of The Other Boleyn Girl), a handsome librarian who travels involuntarily through time. Knowing they can be separated without warning, Clare and Henry treasure the moments they have together, imbuing them with the yearning and passion of two people imprisoned by time?and set free by love. Based on the #1 bestseller, The Time Traveler?s Wife weaves together destiny and devotion, past and future to turn an extraordinary love into an extraordinary love story.
On February 9th The Time
Traveler's Wife will also be available ON DEMAND through Digital
Cable, Satellite TV, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game
consoles and it can be downloaded for rental or purchase on iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand. The Killer Cut will be
available exclusively for purchase on iTunes, PlayStation 3
game consoles and Amazon.
REVIEW: The first
question that came to my mind prior to seeing The Time
Traveler’s Wife was “Is this going to be similar to The
Notebook?”. One cannot help but compare this film to The
Notebook due to its impressive theatrical trailer and the
adored cast member. Yes, I am referring to Allie, I mean
In my opinion, the opinion of a 30 year old male, that is
the number one flaw that the movie has. After seeing the
trailer, expectations are set to a very high and demanding
level which not too many romantic films can achieve. So to
answer the aforementioned question, this is not the Notebook
nor does it even come close. On the other hand, it is an
enjoyable movie where the characters do a good job in
portraying their characters. Note: I have not read the book;
therefore, my review is based solely on the movie and not
the transition from book to film. The Time Traveler’s Wife
did keep me interested throughout its development, yet I was
yearning for more the entire way. Is it a tear jerker? It
has several sad moments but none that would qualify it as
being a tear jerker. Eric Bana, the time traveler, did a
good job as the lead role, yet I feel the script didn’t
allow him, nor the rest of the characters, to develop a deep
emotional connection. Nor did the film develop a connection
between the two as she was growing up. Maybe this would have
added a more sentimental aspect to the film. As for Rachel,
she was exceptional in every way as usual.
To sum things up, The Time Traveler’s Wife was a decent
movie that may or may not be worth seeing at the theatre. It
all depends on how high your romantic scales are set to. I
think that the storyline, along with its cast, presented a
lot of potential to make this film a flick to remember.
Unfortunately, it did not reach its full potential. In all
honesty, I would recommend 500 Days of Summer instead.
Note: This review is biased due to extremely high
expectations and the hope of seeing another Noah and Allie
tale unfold. If you enter the theatre without expectations,
you may come out rating this flick a bit higher. But hey…I
demand a lot from a “chick flick”.
Review By George Quickiemeister
DVD: The Time Traveler's Wife is
presented in a widescreen format preserving its theatrical
released format. The picture is complemented with a 5.1 Dolby
Digital audio in English, Spanish and Francais. In terms of
special features, the DVD only includes a 20 minutes documentary
in which Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Director Robert Schwentke, And Screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin
talk about their experience and desire of making the film.
Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English Spanish
Love Beyond Words Featurette: Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Director Robert Schwentke, And Screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin Commentary.
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