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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

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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.

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When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief disturbing images, nudity and sexuality | See all certifications »

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14 August 2009 (USA)  »

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Te amaré por siempre  »

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$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,410,333 (UK) (14 August 2009)

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$63,411,478 (USA) (27 November 2009)
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Eva Green campaigned for the role of Clare. See more »

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When it's their first kiss for Clare, she has a long, thin, brown hair clip on her hair, near the end of the scene, the hair clip becomes yellow. See more »

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[first lines]
Henry at Six: [giving up] I can't sing.
Annette DeTamble: That was fine, Henry.
Henry at Six: I can't sing like you.
Annette DeTamble: Of course not. You're supposed to sing like you.
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One of the worst films I have ever seen
3 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film started off well but went absolutely no where! At times it threatened to get interesting by dropping hints of a twist in the plot but it lacked the guts to follow it through. The film was linear and predictable, at no point did I feel my emotions change. The plot had more loops in it than a sieve and made no effort to explain anything in depth. The acting was also poor, but given the quality of material there was to work with I doubt anyone could have made it better. Time travel is an amazing ability, you would have thought the writers would have been more creative about the possibilities it could afford a character.

Avoid this at all costs, there are better ways to spend 2 hours. If I could time travel I'd go back in time and make sure I'd never watched it!


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