I never heard of The Time Traveler’s Wife when it came out in 2009, but eventually knew about it since I like the actress Rachel McAdams ever since I watched The Notebook. This one is also a romantic-drama, and it did quite well critically.
The plots begins with Henry DeTamble who can travel through time. He travels first when he is little while riding in the car with his mom. He leaves the car just seconds before a fatal crash. Henry travels in time without notice and with little control. One thing Henry notices is that he can’t change what happens in the end. For example, no matter how many times he tried, he could never save his mom in time.
As Henry is older, he meets a young woman named Clare Abshire. She says it was so nice to meet him, though Henry hasn’t a clue who she really is. Turns out an older version of Henry in the past has visited Clare many times and told her to meet him in the future. The reason why he visited Clare in the past is because he knew she would be his eventual wife. Though once they are married in present-day, the unstable time-traveling will cause their marriage many struggles.
Overall I didn’t like The Time Travler’s Wife as much as I thought. I often dislike time-travel in fiction due to flawed logic and confusing elements. I also disliked the end, though I admired the artistic value of it. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate the film but I don’t think it holds a candle to The Notebook.