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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

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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 Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Te amaré por siempre 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$63,414,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,344,412
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Brazilian distributor for the film ran Internet ads for it, incorrectly stating it to be "a film by Brad Pitt". Pitt is an Executive Producer, not Director. See more »

Goofs

In the first meadow scene, young Clare pulls off her right shoe and throws it at the bushes, where she believes her brother Mark is hiding. When she runs to take the blanket to Henry, we see that it is her left shoe that is missing off her foot. 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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Referenced in Gravity Falls: The Time Traveler's Pig (2012) See more »

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Gone to Earth
Written by Andrew Kenny
Performed by American Analog Set
Courtesy of Tiger Style Records
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One of the worst films I have ever seen
3 February 2010 | by vtailorSee 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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