Monday, October 05, 2009

The Time Traveller's Wife

Synopsis: Based on Audrey Niffenegger's best-selling novel "The Time Traveler's Wife", it tells the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble (Eric Bana), a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire (Rachel McAdams), an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]
How would you feel if you can see the future: how well you will be doing, what are the Toto winning numbers, who is the lucky girl that will be the One in your life, or even... how you are going to die? It can be really scary, waiting for something to happen that you know you can't avoid or do anything to stop it. This is really a sad romantic film that tells the story of Henry, who is suffering from some gene defects that allows him to travel through different time, witnessing events that will be significant in his life. Though it can be quite funny at times, for example the girl marrying a future Henry that is some 10 years older because the present Henry has gone "time travelling", but knowing and witnessing your death, and waiting for that time to arrive, can be quite devastating. A good film with a great plot that explore the character development to the fullest.
Rate: 4/5

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