Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Time Traveler's Wife

Even in a movie that is so emotional, one looks for an escape, a connection to the lovers. The film has been compared to The Notebook and Benjamin Button but let me say that it is nowhere near the genius of the two films. Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana star in the drama-romance as two lovers, with Bana being a time traveler (hence the title). The order in which the events occur are like a puzzle. In order to keep tabs on what happens in the film, you cannot miss one minute of it because you may have skipped a vital detail that builds the movie's story. The film attempts to keep the audience interested, which it achieves. The only problem is the chronology of the events and how flat the story was. It has a predictable ending which is given away in the middle. One of the better elements of the movie is the chemistry between McAdams and Bana. Great performances with a weak story. 2 out of 4 stars.

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