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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 14 August 2009 (USA)
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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 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:

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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Michelle refers to the train as the subway. In Chicago, except for limited areas of track, the trains are elevated. They aren't called the subway but the "El".. 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 An Unconventional Love Story (2010) See more »

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Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Written by Micheal Praetorius
Performed by Mychael Danna
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Seed of dream
5 November 2011 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

A powerful movie. Strong, delicate, romantic, strange, seductive, slice of fairy-tale, love story and description of fight, memento mori and family film, travel between feelings and hours and game of destiny. A movie without definitions or verdicts. Only a story about a car accident and its result. About pain and nuances of touch, about refuges and escapes.And the essence is science of director to give not only a good novel in a beautiful skin but occasion to reflect at your time - its price, its crumbs, its forms behind order, possibility to change small things and build a existence together with the perfect person. It is not an exception or unique. In many ways, everyone was part, public or piece of a kind of this metaphor but in this case is showed the seed. Like promise of grow up of every dream. As a tree . With tasty strange fruits.


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