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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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Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt made headlines when they bought the film rights to Audrey Niffenegger's novel before it was released to the public. See more »

Goofs

During one scene Henry talks to a young Clare in the meadow, she is wearing a dark purple t-shirt with a white pinafore dress. In some shots of Clare a white thread/piece of fluff is clearly visible on the dark background of her purple sleeve, it disappears and reappears between shots. 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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Gone to Earth
Written by Andrew Kenny
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A magical tale that brings a classical theme back to the big screen.
18 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Time Traveler's Wife" is a heart-warming love story, and will keep you entertained until the final credits appear. The performances are superb, the pacing is fantastic, and the emotional sensation you experience is easily worth the price of admission.

I recommend anyone looking for a unique love story to see this film. Paying homage to memorable classic such as; "Somewhere in Time" and "It's a Wonderful Life,"it will easily be something that should find a home in your living room shelves.

It emits a cinematic glow that hasn't been seen in years while cleverly conveying an educational message;

"Never let go of the one you love, and cherish him/her always."

Don't let this sparkling gem pass you by...


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