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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

[Movie Review] The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)


Movie Title      : The Time Traveler’s Wife
Directed by     : Robert Schwentke
Produced by    : Nick Wechsler and Dede Gardner
Based on        : The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Distributed by : New Line Cinema
My Rating        : 5 of 5

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Time_Traveler%27s_Wife_(film))

The Time Traveler's Wife is an American romantic drama about Henry (Eric Bana), a man who can’t control the time and destination of his time traveling. He started traveling back in time since he was 6 years old when he survived a car accident that killed his mother. He finds himself drawn to significant people, places, and events in his life but is incapable of changing events beyond the minor differences his presence creates. One day, Henry meets Clare (Rachel McAdams), who is overjoyed to see him although it is actually the first time he meets her. Clare then explains that she has met the time-traveling Henry since she was six. 

Henry and Clare are getting closer and eventually building their own household. Clare sometimes finds it hard to be used to Henry’s sudden disappearance for time traveling, but they get through it together. Henry's genes cause their unborn fetuses to time travel, so Clare has numerous miscarriages, until one day Clare finally is able to carry the baby full term. Henry travels forward in time before the child is born and meets their ten-year-old daughter, Alba (Hailey McCann), who apparently is also time traveler. She tells something about the future that makes Henry terrified. But then, Henry realizes, there’s nothing he can do to change the future, so he tries to cherish his time and gets ready for the upcoming future to come.
It’s a very well-done movie. The plot is genius, how the time gets mixed up, moving back and forth, which is a little bit confusing, but really mysterious, making me so curious. It also taught me a lesson, that life is already designed that way from the beginning. We can make decisions, but God who rules has the control, and there’s nothing we can do about it, except cherish it. It’s a really brilliant movie, so different from other time traveling movies. If someone tends to change his past if he can travel back in time, Henry can’t do that. Time traveling in this movie is only to see past and future, then accept and enjoy the way it is. The casts are fantastic. I’m starting to take Rachel McAdams as a time traveler’s girl. First, About Time, and now this. Well, this movie comes first, but I watched it later. So touching and meaningful, people should really watch it. Now I want to read the novel, too!


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