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Feature 8.8
Video 8.0
Audio 8.0
Special Features 6.0
Total 8.5
Distributor: Madman
Classification: M15+
Minutes: 107 minutes
Reviewer: James Wright

8.5


The Time Traveller's Wife

Although quite a few romantic dramas’ fall into the dull category, I was actually pleasantly surprised by this film which is also based on the novel of the same by Audrey Niffenegger.

Directed by Robert Schwentke, The Time Traveller’s Wife stars Australia’s very own Eric Bana as Henry, a man with an extremely rare genetic anomaly that causes him to shift through time without control. Although Henry comes from a loving family, this anomaly is triggered during a horrific car accident that unfortunately sees him losing his mother.

As Henry grows, he manages to assemble a relatively normal life with this cursed affliction which is where he meets Clare, his soul mate. As Henry visits Claire (Rachel McAdams) in a variety of different timelines from child to adult, they both form a strange relationship which causes Claire to become infatuated with this man and eventually they become lovers.

Without spoiling the movie, the conflict of the film revolves around the couple attempting to conceive a child, however this child is also born with the same disease as Henry which relates to several miscarriages. Even with this power, Henry seems unable to hold his life together and to compound the situation, every time he travels, he appears naked and needs to steal clothes which causes a few dangerous situations for him.

There are some very moving moments in this film such as the first time Clare and Henry meet or when he discloses to his mother after travelling back in time that he has a met a wonderful woman, however he can not tell her who he is. It’s definitely not a clichéd romantic drama and this ability of Henry’s goes a long way in creating a very interesting and surreal experience such as the young Henry vanishing on his wedding day, only to be replaced by a more mature Henry.

Schwentke should be applauded in making the totally unbelievable work and of course, the wonderful acting by Bana and McAdams who are a true joy to watch. In terms of video quality, The Time Traveller’s Wife looks good on DVD with sharp images, good colours and no artifacting whatsoever. The Dolby Digital 5.1 compliments the video well and there are a few moments that will make you jump, thanks to the surround sound aspect of this presentation.

Highly Recommended!

Special Features

  • Love Beyond Words

  • Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Director Robert Schwentke And Screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin Recount This Popular Tale's Journey






 
 



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