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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 14 August 2009 (USA)
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A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage.

Director:

Robert Schwentke

Writers:

Bruce Joel Rubin (screenplay), Audrey Niffenegger (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Nolden ... Annette DeTamble
Alex Ferris ... Henry at Six
Arliss Howard ... Richard DeTamble
Eric Bana ... Henry
Katherine Trowell ... Hospital Receptionist
Bart Bedford Bart Bedford ... Library Researcher
Esther Jun Esther Jun ... Waitress
Matt Birman ... Chicago Police #1
Craig Snoyer Craig Snoyer ... Chicago Police #2
Rachel McAdams ... Clare
Carly Street Carly Street ... Librarian
Romyen Tangsubutra Romyen Tangsubutra ... Thai Waiter
Brooklynn Proulx ... Clare at Six and Eight
Jane McLean ... Charisse
Ron Livingston ... Gomez
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Storyline

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. Written by J-26

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief disturbing images, nudity and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Time Traveler's Wife See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,623,171, 16 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$63,414,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,344,412
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

(At around seventeen minutes) Rachel McAdams has a tattoo on her lower back on the left side, which is visible. See more »

Goofs

At the ending scene when Claire picks up the cloths Alba picks up the shoes that Henry was just wearing as he walked out of the bushes, the shoes have no laces in the holes. That would make it difficult to walk that long distance across the field. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Henry at Six: [giving up] I can't sing.
Annette DeTamble: That was fine, Henry.
Henry at Six: I can't sing like you.
Annette DeTamble: Of course not. You're supposed to sing like you.
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Love Will Tear Us Apart
Written by Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner
Performed by Broken Social Scene
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Surprisingly good movie! A great date movie!
14 August 2009 | by ArthurMausserSee all my reviews

When I entered this one, I thought it would be another Kate Hudson/Matthew McConaughey, Richard Gere/Julia Roberts,Diane Lane, wuvvy-duvvey-cutesy-wootsy boring predictable love movie.

I was completely wrong. We've all seen movies that involve time travel and this one is near the top.

It shows the reality of a relationship between two individuals who have to deal with the negative effects of time travel in a close relationship.

This movie had me near tears at the end, which is truly sad since I haven't cried since the movie Beaches.

The only thing I didn't like about this movie was that I found myself trying to figure out this mans time travel and if it made sense. There are a few loose ends left untied.

Other than that, the two leads were solid and the movie is entertaining. I wouldn't rush out to see it, but it is definitely worth renting.


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