Fri, May 28, 2010

: The Time-Traveler’s Wife

I was curious about this mostly because it’s such an intriguing premise: a guy randomly flitters through time (due to a genetic condition), meeting his wife at different times in her life. Of course this more focused on romance than science fiction, which was disappointing, as little of the time travel aspect is explained or makes any sense. It’s just a gimmick for the story. Worse, this story is an incredibly difficult feat to pull off as a movie, since it’s incredibly confusing, and I don’t think the producers quite succeeded. It’s an okay film, but it’s in pieces — individual scenes stand on their own, but the whole is a bewildering mess and too choppy to build any cohesive emotional resonance. Possibly better for fans of the novel, but I wasn’t as impressed as I hoped I would be.

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