The Time Traveler's Wife

Philippines
July 17, 2010 10:54pm CST
I have just watched this movie last night. It is about a man, called Henry, who can travel through time but he doesn't know how to control it. It started when he was six, and it helped him avoid the car accident that killed his mother by accidentally traveling back to a week before in their house. When he grew up, he learned that he could come to specific times in his past and future life which draws him and he would stay there until his ability would bring him back to the present. He then met a girl, named Clare, who apparently has been waiting for him her entire life. According to her he has been visiting him ever since she was six. They ended up together and they got married. They lived a happy married life but aside from predicting the winning numbers in the lottery which gave them 5 million dollars, his ability appeared to be a liability to them. They could not produce an offspring because it keeps on getting his ability to time travel and travels out of Clare's womb. Have you watched this guys? I think it's one of my favorite movies since it presents an unusual love story and it points out that a lot of people want to time travel, but it has a lot of downsides, like make a marriage more complicated than usual.
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@SomeCowgirl (32257)
• United States
18 Jul 10
I think I was going to order this book but I don't actually think I did. Sad I forget what books I have, lol. In any case, this is a very interesting story, and I think that it really does have some inspiration to it. I wonder if the book or movie would be better. From what I remember of the synopsis for the book, it didn't say anything about an offspring so that might be something added in on the movie.
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• Philippines
18 Jul 10
Really? If it's an addition, well I think it served a good twist to the story. =)
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
18 Jul 10
If You enjoy reading,I'd recommend the book over the DVD...I'd read the book before the Movie was released,and there's so much more detail in the book that the movie doesn't have time to address...and Yes,the book Covers Henry and Clare's difficulties to have a family together.The Movie concentrates on the Couple's relationship,while the Book covers Henry Growing up,his relationshop with his parents,how he became a time Traveller,and Much more..
• Philippines
18 Jul 10
I agree! Books present much more detail that's why I love reading over watching movies. =)
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@pogi253 (1587)
• Philippines
18 Jul 10
yeah its a story when Henry begins traveling at the age of six, jumping forward and backward relative to his own time. When he leaves, where he goes, or how long his trips will last are all beyond his control. His destinations are tied to his subconscious, most often travels to places and times related to his own history.
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• Philippines
18 Jul 10
I think it has something to do with how he feels. Remember when his daughter (oops) told him that she controls time traveling and chooses where she goes just by singing. I think he should have schooled and control his emotions.
@ddaguno (3107)
• Philippines
18 Jul 10
I love this film and after watching it I recommended it to all my friends. It was funny and dramatic at the same time. I didn't know it came from a book. I look for it later.
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• Philippines
18 Jul 10
I didn't either! lol. Let's go buy the book! =)
@ShepherdSpy (8561)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
18 Jul 10
I'd read this book before the Movie came out,enjoyed the book a lot,but missed the movie in the Cinema..I bought my Fiancee a copy of the book,and She Loved it too,then with neither of us having seen the Movie,I bought her a copy of the DVD and we watched it together..We Knew that the Guy was time travelling,(and was even standing in for himself on occasion from the book),that wasn't always clear from the Movie,but that might have been a problem from watching on a TV screen,not a big one! If You enjoyed this Movie,and like to Read,I'd recommend the book too..there's so much more back story than you see on screen..
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• Philippines
18 Jul 10
Thanks! Now that I've watched the movie, I'll definitely buy the book! =)
• Philippines
18 Jul 10
That is quite a love story. I have not watched this yet though i've heard about it many times. I think i'm gonna watch it because of your good review. As of the morale of the story that you mentioned, yes it is indeed true, we sometimes wish we could turn back the hands of time or to be able to peek into the future, not knowing that the challenges and our mission in this life exists in the present.
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• Philippines
18 Jul 10
Thanks! =) I wanted people to see the movie so they could experience the same mixture of sadness and happiness I felt when I watched that touching film. =)
@arunr175 (1679)
• India
14 May 12
The Time Traveler's Wife was quiet an unusual film to watch, but I liked it as Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams did give a great job in the film which made it quiet interesting to watch. I liked the film the way it was made ...
• Malaysia
19 Jul 10
Sci-fi genre. Interesting synopsis. I will look into it to watch and experience the movie. Your description for the movie is good.
18 Jul 10
Hi, i watched the film a while ago & found it very moving.
• United States
18 Jul 10
I thought the movie was amazing and the complications made it an even better movie. When the baby time traveled from the mother's belly, I freaked and the problems made it an interesting movie. If you havent seen it, you have to watch it.