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Time Traveler's Wife
A love story that surpasses time itself
"Time Traveler's Wife" is possibly one of the most unique love stories of our time. A romantic drama about a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage. Starring Eric Bana (Henry DeTamble), Rachel McAdams (Clare Abshire), and Stephen Tobolowsky (Dr. David Kendrick). When I first saw "The Time Traveler's Wife" with my brother and sister-in-law, I honestly didn't know what to expect. However, now that I have seen it, I can tell you that this is definitely one of the best love stories I've ever seen.
Now, that's saying something since I've seen other great love stories like "Casablanca", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", "Talk To Her", "Brokeback Mountain", and "Titanic." Of course, I'm not saying "The Time Traveler's Wife" is as great as those movies, but it is awfully close. As the storyline is so gripping and moving that one can't help but feel immersed into the experience. Due to the fact, that Henry is unable to control where and when he travels through time, as this causes major rifts in his marriage. His wife constantly getting frustrated as Henry, will often disappear for months and weeks at a time, due to his condition. However, if this film does show one thing, it's that true love no matter what troubles lie ahead, can withstand even the test of time itself.
Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams were simply beautiful together, as they're chemistry was one of the best parts about the movie. Playing off each other so well and convincingly, that one can actually feel the love and passion when they meet for the first time, as Clare is officially grown up. To even feeling the pain and sorrow as the viewer watches Clare and Henry argue about trying to have a child, as Henry is scared that his child will end up with his cursed condition. Indeed, such drama and chemistry is what truly makes this film great.
Having said all that, this film still comes off rather cliched at times. Plus, if you watch the film closely enough, anyone can plainly see how this film is going to turn out once you start watching it.
With flaws aside though, "The Time Traveler's Wife" is definitely one of the best love stories of the year. Featuring strong performances by Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, and a love story that will surpass the test of time.