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.
This film may as well have taken a shit on the original novel.
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…
Film # 14 of the "Scavenger Hunt # 6" Challenge
Task # 3: A film featuring time travel
How do you build a life with someone who literally constantly disappears? This is the thing Clare struggles with in “The Time Traveler’s Wife”. When she is a little girl, Clare meets Henry. He tells her that he travels through time. From that moment on Clare is impressed by Henry, writes down every date she meets him in her diary and she is sure Henry is her dream guy. When she is in her twenties, she meets Henry again in a library. At that point, Henry doesn’t recognize her. The Henry that was visiting young Clare was an older version.…
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…
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…
...because Love isn't complicated enough on its own.
Any breathing room in Rubin's adaptation is clogged with looping (and loopy) exposition and trying to make sense of the fruitlessly complicated time travel conceit at the story's core. Ironically, this leaves no time to develop characters or evolve a believable romance. Even the plot's ironic twists get steamrolled. But you can't totally hate a movie that offers so many excuses for Eric Bana to get naked.
it's a wee bit creepy that he shows up at his wife's house when she's like 6 and let's her fall in love w him???? good film tho i cried
Read the book instead.
For once I had actually read the book before I watched the film. Well, that is to say I got about half way in. It was easy enough prose, but the relentless jumping around in time with neither any purpose, nor IIRC sticking to one person's journey (sometimes it would follow the wife's story and other times it would suddenly jump with the husband's), meant I never really got in to it. The film unfortunately follows the same "logic", only loosely following the wife's path. It isn't even just that. Some of the best time-travel films don't follow a linear path... it is that there is no point to half the things they show in the order they show it.…
I just have a simple question, When he knows that he is going to die by hitting a bullet then why he just don't put a bulletproof jacket?
I think maybe the question sounded weird.
All I wanted tonight was an angsty romance to make me bawl my eyes out. This was boring as hell, the plot - if you can even call it that - was all over the place, and two normally strong actors gave the weakest performances of their careers. I didn't cry. I'm angry as hell.
A rather messy beginning, with the usual time travel inconsistencies and poor acting outwith the excellent leads. Where the film really comes into it's own is when it explores the darkness of the second half, how the difference between the right person and the wrong person can simply be a matter of time and how our desires are seemingly at the mercy of time.
My favourite thing about the film is how the ending captures the Herzogian ideal that life can be random, chaotic, savage and tragic all at once.
Book was awful, movie was better but boring.
Seeing as how I'm a librarian by day, I thought I'd make a list of movies with librarians. I've not…