Title: The Time Traveler’s Wife
Release Date: August 14, 2009
Director: Robert Schwentke
Production Company: New Line Cinema | Plan B Entertainment
Based on one of my favorite books, the trailer for this adaptation never looked promising, but out of morbid curiosity I finally broke down and watched. It’s basically a heavily-abridged version of the book. Obviously an adaptation of a long book can’t include everything, but a good adaptation should over something for the movie viewer. Clare in this movie comes off as far more passive than in the book, and the talents of Rachel McAdams are wasted. Henry’s relationships with anyone else, including his father, are depicted as very superficial. And for some reason the creepy aspect of adult Henry spending time with Clare as a child seems to be emphasized. The location shots in Chicago are pretty but other than that the best I can recommend is to read the book.
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But…but.. RACHEL MCADAMS!
Watch “About Time” as a form of apology to me (if you’ve seen it then we’re good).
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She’s great but she doesn’t get to do anything. This movie is unfair to her!