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…
Everytime I turn on my tv Rachel McAdams is always there. Not complaining though
When you call a movie "The time traveler's wife", I expect to experience the story through the girl's eyes, in her timeline.
Instead, we get a needlessly confusing mix-match and watch a naked guy try to find clothes for two hours.
That being said, it's pleasant enough, stuff happens, the autumn visuals are stunning, and it's overall just a nice romantic movie.
Drivel but I always cry at the end.
Literal foreshadowing. What happens when you know what is going to happen. Time traveler's wife gives a tall order of combining a gimmick of time traveling and romance. As with all time traveling movies, there is a lot of plot build up that is necessary in order for it to make sense. After the setup, there are big concepts and ideas that are uncommon in the romance genre making it twisted and dark for all the right reasons. Of course with time travel concepts the plot can very confusing and involves a lot of info dumping and accepting things at face value in order to advance things off. However, this concept is done well and it is a pretty good…
a nice and sad lilttle romantic drama. I think I could have gotten better into it if I did not need to watch at least 1/3 of it on fast forward due to closing down the in-flight entertainment system. I kind of liked it although the story was so out there........ time travelling... come on.......
i really wanted this to be better than it was... it just fell sorta flat for me. but damn rachel mcadams is gorgeous
I cried, I'm not ashamed!
...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.