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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance  |  14 August 2009 (USA)
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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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$39,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,410,333 (UK) (14 August 2009)

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$63,411,478 (USA) (27 November 2009)
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Steven Spielberg, Gus Van Sant and David Fincher were all considered for directing, but negotiations fell through. See more »

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If Henry time-travels nude, he would not have lock picks. However, it is possible to pick locks with paper clips, hairpins, basically a couple of stiff wires. These are not particularly difficult to find. 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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definitely not as good as I expected
20 January 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

When I read the summary on IMDb I was very curious, I thought it would be an interesting movie. In the beginning I thought all this 'short shots' were some kind of introduction of the movie, but the movie never started. It was like they wanted to tell so much in just one movie, that they didn't take the time to let the viewer get close to the characters. Not even one situation was filmed long enough to activate any emotional reaction from the viewer.

Maybe if you read the book, which I haven't, you already have compassion for them. But if you haven't read it, everything just goes way too fast for you to feel like you're 'in the movie'. Also I think it would have helped if they improved the clearness of the time-traveling aspect, so that you could spent the time you now use to understand the concept, on developing compassion for the family.

As you probably already noticed; I was very disappointed.


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