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Movie Review: Time Traveler’s Wife January 7, 2011

Posted by shwaldman in Society.
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From Netflix: Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble (Eric Bana) involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire (Rachel McAdams). Also starring Ron Livingston as Gomez, the soul-stirring romantic drama was adapted from the best-selling Audrey Niffenegger novel by Bruce Joel Rubin, the screenwriter behind the beloved weepy Ghost.

I wasn’t necessarily going to write a review about this one, but I felt this was an interesting movie. The topic was very science fiction, but it was brought forward in a very realistic way that it captured my attention. The movie was very much like Memento, in which the story line runs backwards. Both are at times very hard to follow, but it really forces the viewer to by attention if you expect to be able to follow the storyline.

The relationship and chemistry between Bana and McAdams was very strong. And the timeline jumping was done in a very seamless way. It was easy to see how the connections were made and relationships formed and yet throughout the whole movie there was a suspense building in how things would turn out. And the weird part of that statement is that because of the time shifting, you already knew what was going to happen.

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