Not necessarily "Romcoms" that's a generalisation but Romance movies more along the lines of these that gave off similar vibes…
The Time Traveler's Wife
Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.
feeling very at peace with my inner woman right now.
Rachel McAdams is always great in every role shes in and its always a pleasure to watch her movies, but unfortunately this time it was not enough to make me enjoy the film. The only good thing about The Time Travelers Wife was McAdams performance because the rest of the movie was just a chaotic mess. It was very difficult to follow the logic of every sequence. I dont have a problem with non-linear films (I am a huge fan of the Lost series so this is not an issue for me) but I found this movie too distracting with so many cuts back and forth. For example Rachel s character has met Eric Bana several times before he actually…
This film may as well have taken a shit on the original novel.
Last time around (a spoiler-tagged review)...
After watching The Phantom Carriage early yesterday, I really didn't see much reason to watch another movie. After all, what could possibly stand up to the comparison? So, I rather picked up one of my novels collecting dust. I bought Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife after I revisited the movie last time (the above linked), but haven't picked it up until yesterday.
I wasn't all that impressed with the novel to be honest. It obviously dig a little deeper than the movie, and it has several elements that could elevate it to something larger, but I don't really think she succeeded very well. It's still quite shallow, it doesn't answer some of the…
This glossy adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s staggeringly popular 2003 sci-fi romance takes a couple of ludicrous liberties and botches the central relationship, but has a handful of hugely persuasive moments all the same.
It tells the cyclical, ingeniously-conceived story of time-traveller Henry (Eric Banana) and the titular character, Clare (Rachel McAdams). She meets him for the first time when she is six and he is 38; he meets her for the first time when he is 28 and she is 20. And, as in the book, they fall in love, quarrel, search for a cure and try to conceive (cue the most unrealistic fake tummy of all time: it looks like a papier mache-covered balloon, then coloured in with a…
My mother told me this was sad. My boyfriend told me it was sad. Teenage girls told me the book was sad when I was a teenager. Still, I decided to watch it alone, at the loneliest time.
I am sad.
Boys meets girl after girl meets boy ten years before. Whut? Een film over een onstabiele relatie, maar niet op emotioneel vlak. De man (Eric Bana) verdwijnt namelijk ongewild uit de wereld om vervolgens te reizen naar een ander moment in zijn tijdlijn en die van zijn vrouw. Hij komt altijd weer terug, maar niet zonder gevolgen. De film vertelt hoe het mogelijk is voor deze twee geliefden om een leven te kunnen opbouwen. De vrouw (Rachel McAdams) blijft hem ontmoeten op verschillende leeftijden. Zo leert ze hem voor het eerst kennen wanneer hij 35 is en zij 6, en leert hij haar voor het eerst kennen wanneer hij 30 is en zij begin 20. Verwarrend? Valt wel mee. Het…
I love time travel films! An interesting take on the subject.
i can't explain my love for this movie...i can't put into words why exactly i love this movie so much or why i cry BUCKETS every time i watch it or why it means so much to me...
eric bana and rachel mcadams were perfect in this, i love their chemistry
i know a lot of people who think this movie is crap but honestly it holds such a special place in my heart. i can't explain...i really can't lol i'm trash
I cried. It was so good. Damn.
The story as told in the film felt a bit hollow, as if it was skipping a lot of the details that I'd have expected to come up in an account of a couple facing such a strange impediment to a 'normal' relationship.
For my money, the film doesn't spend anything like enough time exploring how jarring the experience of having a partner who could disappear and reappear so unpredictably would be for the partner being left behind, or how many strange adventures you'd have after appearing, stark naked, in a city and needing to steal some clothing double-quick so that you didn't spend most of your trip in a police cell having been arrested for public nudity and/or breaking…
A guy comes and goes, without warning, to different periods of his lifetime. Meanwhile, he tries to maintain a relationship with the woman of his life. How to put that in a movie? I don't know. Neither the director.
A well-made film that shows how its implausible premise affects the characters in plausible ways. There aren't many peaks and valleys in the drama, and it's not nearly as magical as it wishes to be. I feel a lot had to do with a speedy introduction that doesn't let you get to know the characters before it starts zipping through time - the drama fights the gimmick. Eric Bana is more charismatic than usual and everyone is solid. Thankfully, it's not schlocky like Ghost, but not so fascinating as to attract the sci-fi crowd. Script by Bruce Joel Rubin (Brainstorm, Ghost, Last Mimzy). I wonder what someone more inventive like Charlie Kaufman might have done with the premise.
Having not read the book this movie is based on, which I've heard is infinitely better, I have to base the review solely on what the movie had to give.
For starters, a romantic movie based on a couple where the guy can literally travel to time, seems like an interesting and unique premise right off the bat. This was kinda the main reason I decided to check this movie out with my then girlfriend, now wife, as it seemed to have been a movie that both of us could have enjoyed and gotten something out off. However, for some strange reason, not much about the movie had stuck with me since 2009, so watching it again, this past weekend,…
A movie that features a time-travelling fetus should have been more entertaining than this. As it was, this is a pretty empty experience; I suppose the fractious narrative (maybe?) works in the book, when you're spending more time curled up with the characters, but when you're out of the theatre in under two hours, it's tough to invest in characters whose arcs are sliced and diced into disconnected chunks (not helped by the fact it's hard to follow what slice we're sampling when there's so little effort made to age or de-age the characters most of the time). Since that's the fundamental flaw, I won't nitpick some of the irritating cause/effect time travel bits on top of that (though I…
All the time travel films I can think of (and that I have seen) in order of greatness.
Any nominations for films starring Jennifer Aniston, Katherine Heigl, Sarah Jessica Parker or Jennifer Lopez will be reported to the…