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2000s, Sci-Fi - Time Travel

The Time Traveller’s Wife

Released 2009 Rating 12A in UK
Director Robert Schwentke Writer/s Bruce Joel Rubin
Starring Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston, Stephen Tobolowsky
Source of story Book of the same name by Audrey Niffenegger
Elevator Pitch A young man and woman meet in a library apparently for the first time, but she knows him because in their collective future he is to travel to her past. He, Henry, is plagued by his tendency to accidentally time travel both into the past, and the future. She knows about it, but they still marry and are forced to deal with the resulting problems.
Content When Henry time travels he leaves his cloths behind and so arrives naked – but decorously done. Many meetings between him and his love interest from when she is small. Some family gatherings and other events, mostly interupted by his disappearance or re-appearance.
A View I am a fan of well presented time travel, and I gather that it might be well done in the book, but this story broke the first rule, you can’t meet yourself. Check out The Family Guy, Stewie and Brian time travel paradox, for an explanation. And there’s plenty more ranging from creepy to unpleasant (if you have a bit of imagination). But probably OK if you are a fan of the actors who do pretty well despite the problems.

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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