The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
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This movie has inspired me to get naked, hide in some bushes, and call small girls over to be my special friend. I am confident this is the best way to find a wife.
Time travel stories are normally sci-fi adventures, sometimes comedy, sometimes existential horror, but can the genre be used for pure romance? It seems Rachel McAdams has made it her purpose in life to prove it can, and while I haven't seen About Time yet, I don't think we can qualify The Time Traveler's Wife as a success. Part of the problem is that the film never chooses a point of view character, and whenever we're with McAdams' Clare or her time-traveling beau, Henry (Eric Bana), they're usually in a position to know the other's future (or even their own), which makes sure there's very little tension through the first two acts. And if everything is already decided and they have no free will, that's hardly touched on over the course of the movie. This is a romance that happens because of itself, and we're mostly going through the paces just as the characters must, with nary a twist not telegraphed from the future. At times, it does play with the idea of being in a relationship with someone unstuck in time, but outside of their predicament, we don't really know who they are or why they should love each other. Never mind scenes where a naked Bana appears to a little girl and imprints on his future wife. Brrr. I know The Time Traveler's Wife (at least the novel) came first, but I'd much rather be watching the Doctor and River Song if it's all the same to you.
Was a good movie. Depressing as Hell, but good.
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