A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage.

Director:

Robert Schwentke

Writers:

Bruce Joel Rubin (screenplay), Audrey Niffenegger (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Nolden ... Annette DeTamble
Alex Ferris ... Henry at Six
Arliss Howard ... Richard DeTamble
Eric Bana ... Henry
Katherine Trowell ... Hospital Receptionist
Bart Bedford Bart Bedford ... Library Researcher
Esther Jun Esther Jun ... Waitress
Matt Birman ... Chicago Police #1
Craig Snoyer Craig Snoyer ... Chicago Police #2
Rachel McAdams ... Clare
Carly Street Carly Street ... Librarian
Romyen Tangsubutra Romyen Tangsubutra ... Thai Waiter
Brooklynn Proulx ... Clare at Six and Eight
Jane McLean ... Charisse
Ron Livingston ... Gomez
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Storyline

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 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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Trivia

The 1970s era Zippman's grocery (later, "Zippy's", in the 1990s-2000s) serves as a landmark, by which to be passed; when there is a plot twist. See more »

Goofs

When Clare leaves the apartment to go to work she's wearing tan boots. When she leaves work and sees Henry on bench waiting for her, she is wearing black shoes. See more »

Quotes

[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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Written by Andrew Kenny
Performed by American Analog Set
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13 August 2009 | by tarotwitch0See all my reviews

I had read the book three times when it first came out, so I was excited when I got tickets to an advance screening. I was just hoping they didn't ruin the book. I know films can't be like the books, so I carefully did not re-read it.

They did an awesome job with the film. They captured the story, the flavor, the essence of the book, even if they did have to leave some things out. I loved the girls playing Alba.

There was laughing at the funny parts and some crying at the sad. My sister loved it. She had no intentions of reading it and only went because I had tickets. She was sniffly when we left and now has the book.

Notice to guys who like blow em ups. This is a romantic chick flick! Though the one guy I had talked to in line was crying as we left. He did say he loved it.

I would have given it a nine if some of the scenes hadn't been filmed in the dark like a lot of Hollywood.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

14 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Time Traveler's Wife See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,623,171, 16 August 2009

Gross USA:

$63,414,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,344,412
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2.39 : 1
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