Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.
|Release Date||:||August 14, 2009|
|Genres||:||Drama, Romance, Fantasy|
|Production Company||:||New Line Cinema, Plan B Entertainment, Nick Wechsler Productions, Internationale Scarena Filmproduktionsgesellschaft 2|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Bruce Joel Rubin, Audrey Niffenegger|
|Casts||:||Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Michelle Nolden, Arliss Howard, Ron Livingston, Brian Bisson, Maggie Castle, Fiona Reid, Philip Craig, Alex Ferris, Katherine Trowell, Bart Bedford, Esther Jun, Esther Jun, Craig Snoyer, Carly Street, Romyen Tangsubutra, Brooklynn Proulx, Mario Tufino, Shawn Storer, David Talbot, James Lafazanos, Dan Duran, Kenner Ames, Alison MacLeod, Stephen Tobolowsky, Hailey McCann, Donald Carrier, Jan Caruana, Jean Yoon, Tatum McCann, Duane Murray, Jon Bruno, Paul Francis|
|Plot Keywords||:||chicago, sex, based on novel, nudity, diary, future, time, time travel, marriage, love, romance, travel, tragic love, relationship, time traveler, complication|
This was much better than expected. The premise seemed far-fetched, to put it mildly. But the movie worked on a number of different levels based on the screenplay, directing, beautiful cinematography, and acting, not just of the always captivating Rachel McAdams, but also the much underrated Eric Bana as the co-lead, and the rest of the supporting cast.
The basic plot is Eric Bana (Henry) is afflicted with being involuntarily sent through time. He has no control about the time or places where he is sent. At some point, he meets with Rachel McAdams (Clare), drops in and out of her life, they fall in love and marry. However, as one can easily imagine, the downsides of involuntary time travel takes its toll. The movie could have easily have spun out of control and ended up a total mess, but the movie actually works quite nicely.
The plot could be a collaborative effort of the late Rod Serling (of Twilight Zone fame) with bizarre, science fiction type plots and Nicholas Sparks, the author of countless sticky sweet love stories (i.e. "The Notebook").
I liked this movie, but I realize this might not be everybody's cup of tea. I would say stick with it & you'll be glad you didn't give up & go see "Halloween II" across the hall (as I was tempted to do). I've seen them both. Believe me when I say "Time Traveler" is the better of the two.