Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)

Directed by Robert Schwentke

Starring Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston, Michelle Nolden


Like an episode of Quantum Leap. It’s fun to twist up the story play with all the time travel paradoxes, but there are some problems. He says he “always arrives too late to change anything”, but it’s obvious that he could. For example, he knows he is going to have a baby, and he could, theoretically, prevent that. And he can prove he’s from the future to Claire and Gomez, so why is he stumped when he has to prove he’s from the future to Dr. Kendrick?

Nevertheless, the end is touching. But why is the girl so excited at the ends to see her dad if she can seemingly travel at will? And why doesn’t she ever show up naked when she travels?

I like Bana’s look, but he’s not a very good actor. Since his amazing performance in Chopper, he really hasn’t done anything remotely good in the US. McAdams is delicious.

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