Time Traveler's Wife
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Time Traveler's Wife

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Director: Robert Schwentke

Cast: Arliss Howard

     
 

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A Chicago librarian suffers from a rare genetic disorder that sends him hurtling through time whenever he is under extreme duress; despite the fact that he vanishes at inordinately frequent and lengthy intervals, he attempts to build a stable future with the beautiful young heiress he loves. Eric Bana and RachelSee more details below

Overview

A Chicago librarian suffers from a rare genetic disorder that sends him hurtling through time whenever he is under extreme duress; despite the fact that he vanishes at inordinately frequent and lengthy intervals, he attempts to build a stable future with the beautiful young heiress he loves. Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams star in this dramatic fantasy, which is directed by Robert Schwentke and based on the best-selling book by author Audrey Niffenegger.

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All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
As a book, The Time Traveler's Wife charmed millions with its tale of doomed love, but the fantastical premise will make the movie a challenge for some viewers to follow. Eric Bana stars as Henry, a research librarian who suffers from a genetic disorder that makes him disappear suddenly, and then reappear at some other point in time. This makes maintaining his marriage to artist Clare (Rachel McAdams) very emotionally difficult for the both of them. For example, Henry first meets Clare at a library when they are in their twenties, but Clare sees Henry initially when she is 6 and he is 38 because that's the age Harry is when he first travels to that time in the past. Although the adult couple are happy when they're together, Clare often grows despondent because she never knows when Henry will disappear, or for how long. Eventually, hints of Henry's death begin to appear, forcing the couple to appreciate every second they have together. While that may sound like a confounding setup, the movie has the smarts to not worry about plausibility. No, instead of encouraging you to think about what's happening, director Robert Schwentke wants you to feel -- deeply and profoundly -- every fleeting moment of happiness the doomed couple can share before their imminent demise. The problem is that there aren't enough of them. Between debating about having a child, fighting over his constant disappearances, and trying to figure out why they saw an older version of Harry naked and bleeding on the floor, we're left with so few moments of domestic bliss that it becomes hard to believe Clare isn't certifiably crazy for staying with him. But after all, who said love, or a three-hanky tearjerker, has to be sane? The Time Traveler's Wife shares something with another time-bending romance, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Both movies offer a fatalistic viewpoint toward relationships -- they want to make it clear that because death is unavoidable, you need to love as strongly as you can and for as long as possible. But where Fincher's film explored this idea at a nearly philosophical level, Schwentke and his crew go exclusively for the gut. The result is a film so single-minded in its attempt to wring tears that it's easy to dismiss, but so effective in its execution that it's hard to deny it achieves its very simple goals.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/09/2010
UPC:
0794043132353
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
PG13
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
16,775

Special Features

The Time Traveler's Wife - Love Beyond Words: Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Director Robert Schwentke and Screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin Recount This Popular Tale's Journey

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rachel McAdams Actor,Clare
Eric Bana Actor,Henry
Arliss Howard Richard DeTamble
Ron Livingston Gomez
Stephen Tobolowsky Dr. David Kendrick
Jane McLean Charisse
Brooklyn Proulx Young Clare

Technical Credits
Robert Schwentke Director
Deborah Aquila Casting
Florian Ballhaus Cinematographer
Bob Bowen Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard Brener Executive Producer
Mychael Danna Score Composer
Dede Gardner Producer
Justis Greene Executive Producer
Kristin Hahn Co-producer
Jon Hutman Production Designer
Jeremy Leven Screenwriter
Thom Noble Editor
Brad Pitt Executive Producer
Bruce Joel Rubin Screenwriter
Nick Wechsler Producer
Julie Weiss Costumes/Costume Designer
Michele Weiss Executive Producer
Tricia Wood Casting

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Time Traveler's Wife
1. Two Henrys [5:10]
2. Dinner Date Delay [3:54]
3. My Best Friend [4:16]
4. Nice to Meet You [5:28]
5. What's It Like? [4:21]
6. Guy Witness [4:13]
7. Make Sure She Knows [2:30]
8. Who Would Marry You? [3:29]
9. Not Alone Anymore [1:59]
10. Here Goes the Groom [4:25]
11. Wedding Night Flight [3:57]
12. Just Hoping [3:30]
13. Wife in Waiting [2:32]
14. Dying Self [4:23]
15. Doctor Visit [2:48]
16. Put to the Test [5:39]
17. Never Had a Choice [5:17]
18. Surrogate Spouse [4:46]
19. Alba [3:35]
20. Daughter Duo [3:28]
21. Sad Birthday News [3:27]
22. I Sing to Myself [3:22]
23. Near Journey's End [6:01]
24. Parting Shot [1:47]
25. Always Here [4:38]
26. End Credits [8:10]

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