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The Time Traveler's Wife Blu-ray Movie Review

Updated on September 20, 2014

The Time Traveler's Wife Movie Review

The Time Traveler's Wife movie is a love story with an unusual twist, that of time travel. Whether or not you have read the book by Audrey Niffenegger you will enjoy this movie if you enjoy a good romantic movie. Definitely a chick flick that was perfect for Valentine's Day, it was tolerable for two of the three men in my household. The third male member of my household was working.

The movie is not so much about the time travel itself as it is about the problems caused because of the uncontrolled time travel of Henry. Imagine if you disappeared and appeared elsewhere at totally ramdom moments...leaving all of your worldly belongings behind when you did so.

The movie does share many of the situations Henry finds himself barenaked in when he leaves one time period and journeys to another one in his life when he visits his wife Clare as a child and as an adult. He even manages to visit himself as a child and as an older adult. The big story, however, in this picture is the relationship and the love story between Henry and Clare and how it manages to survive the upheavel of Henry's abrupt departures and absences.


"I travel through time.

In fact, you and I are friends in the future when you are a lady."

~~ Henry

The Time Traveler's Wife Official Movie Trailer - Featuring Lifehouse's 'Broken' song.

Official Movie Description of The Time Traveller's Wife

Amazon says, "The Time Traveler's Wife weaves together destiny and devotion, past and future to turn an extraordinary love into an extraordinary love story." It is a love story for sure. One in which a girl and a woman has a bond with a librarian who is able to time travel, albeit involuntarily. They learn that they have to treasure every moment they are together because he may be gone when they least expect it.

The Time Traveler's Wife Movie Facts

Actors: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams

Directors: Robert Schwentke

Movie Theatre Release Date: August 14, 2009

DVD Release Date: February 9, 2010

Run Time: 107 minutes

Amazon Customer Reviews of The Time Traveler's Wife

The Amazon customer reviews do a good job of telling us a lot about this story. Chris Pandolfi says that in this story "you leave today and enter a world of yesterday and tomorrow." I think that is a wonderful way of describing this movie. Others praise the adaptation of a good novel, discuss how it covers the subject of timelessness verses time and inspires one to make the best use of the time we have together on this earth. O. Hassanian says, "The love, the pain, the joy and the tragedy equal a movie worth watching."

See all the Amazon customer reviews, both good and bad, by clicking right here.

Blu-ray Movie Review of The Time Traveller's Wife

All told, I would say that this was a beautiful blu-ray movie with a wonderful soundtrack. However, for more technical specifics, I always turn to the experts. In this instance, here is a bit of what blu-ray.com had to say about this movie.

"The Time Traveler's Wife features a sumptuous 1080p/VC-1 transfer brimming with rich colors and dramatic primaries." I would agree, some of the scenes, like the meadow were truly beautiful as this film was "properly primed and polished for mass consumption. Fans of the film will be ecstatic." Blu-ray.com gives the video transfer a 4.0. That's pretty decent.

With regard to the sound, blu-ray.com says, "Warner's able-bodied DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track is just as impressive." Remembering that this is not an action-packed movie, it does a great job of sharing the particularly quiet moments. "Another solid offering from Warner Brothers." Blu-ray.com also gives the audio a 4.0.

The extras? Well, you do not have to be an expert of any sort to decide that the two extras shared on this film are just not enough. My son had the special features screen up and all I found myself thinking was, "Where are the extras?" The ones that are provided feature two supplements, one called Unconventional Love Story and the other, Love Beyond Words. They share the stories of the characters and of the adaptation of the book to movie format.

If you need more technical details, be sure to visit blu-ray.com's review by clicking right here.

The Time Traveller's Wife Movie Soundtrack - Available in CD, CD-R and MP3 versions.

The musical score for The Time Traveler's Wife was created by Mychael Danna and it has a somewhat quiet and restrained mood and is largely classical in format. However, it does feature the beautiful song (I love it) by Lifehouse called 'Broken,' which is featured in the film and in the music video. It also includes Broken Social Scene's version of Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' which I also enjoyed.

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The Time Traveler's Wife

"As usual, Danna turns out another fantastic score that is lush and beautiful. Highly recommended if you're into easy going, romantic scores." ~~ Matthew M. Osborne Matthew would add that you should carefully consider the format you choose as he considers the CD-R to be of lesser quality as it is not pressed by the manufacturer and that it will deteriorate with age. If you are a serious music collector, make sure you choose this, the actual CD from the manufacturer, and you will have it forever.

 

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"I've been waiting for Henry all my life." ~~ Clare

Could you survive a marriage like Clare & Henry's with your husband (or wife) disappearing at the most random of moments?

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    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I still haven't seen the movie, but now I'm interested again after a re-visit to this lens. I might be able to survive a marriage like that, but not sure I'd like it.

    • Krafick profile image

      Krafick 

      7 years ago

      I've seen it. Good movie.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Looks very interesting movie and the pictures are alluring.

    • journey103 profile image

      journey103 

      8 years ago from USA

      I loved this movie. Of course I wouldn't want him to disappear for years, but a few days would be ok I guess.

    • SoyCandleLover profile image

      BW Duerr 

      8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      @SoyCandleLover: Finally saw this movie, and I love it! I'm going to try it out on the hubby and see if he's tolerant. :D

    • PromptWriter profile image

      Moe Wood 

      8 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      It would be heart. But really, if he looked like Eric.... yeppers! LOL Congratulations on your purple star!

    • Grasmere Sue profile image

      Sue Dixon 

      8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Loved the book, now I want to see the film. Congratulations on the purple star.

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image

      WindyWintersHubs 

      8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on your Purple Star. I'll have to add this one to my movie list. Thanks for the review.

    • Adrienne Jenkins profile image

      Adrienne Jenkins 

      8 years ago

      I've got to add to my Netflix list.

    • SoyCandleLover profile image

      BW Duerr 

      8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      P.S. Forgot to say lensrolling to my Valentine's Day Love in the Movies lens. Thanks!

    • SoyCandleLover profile image

      BW Duerr 

      8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Great review. I can't wait to see this movie. Unfortunately I've recently committed to being a renting rather than purchasing and Warner is now delaying access for 28 days. Rats. :D

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      Mary 

      8 years ago from Chicago area

      The book was very good; haven't seen the movie. No, I need my husband too much to deal with random disappearances! He may wish **I** would disappear sometimes, though! ;)

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      kimmanleyort 

      8 years ago

      Excellent review. My daughter has this movie but I have not seen it yet. I will have to suggest watching it with her.

    • seashell2 profile image

      seashell2 

      8 years ago

      Wow, I'm definitely going to put this on my to see 'movie list' ... love romantic movies and this one looks pretty interesting!

    • SandyMertens profile image

      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great review. I have yet to see the movie or read the book.

    • JoyfulPamela2 profile image

      JoyfulPamela2 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      It would be hard, especially with children! ~ It sounds like a great movie!

    • tandemonimom lm profile image

      tandemonimom lm 

      8 years ago

      Great review! I just watched this movie last night (on our NEW blu-ray player!) and loved it! I've read the book several times and I so rarely think the movie does justice to the book, but this one DOES!

    • oztoo lm profile image

      oztoo lm 

      8 years ago

      I dare say it would be frustrating at the very least but I guess we could survive it. Nice revue. I haven't seen the movie or read the book but will keep an eye out for it now.

    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 

      8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      It's hard to imagine a marriage like that in "real life," but I'd like to think my marriage could survive anything! (Great movie review lens!)

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