Synopsis: The first time Henry DeTamble (Eric Bana) made aware of his rare condition of time travelling was when he and his mother are about to meet a car crash which made him survive the accident. Since then, his life is made up of unwilled travels to the past, present, and future through which he meets his beloved wife Claire Abshire (Rachel McAdams). With frequent disappearances and the consequences of knowing the future, Henry and Clare’s married life is bound to suffer.
Description: Born with a genetic anomaly, Henry DeTamble unwillingly travels through time and space with each unexpected disappearances increasingly makes it painfully difficult for her wife, Claire.
Review: For the solid fans of the book, the film is going to be disappointing for them. There are just so beautiful details in the book that did not make it to the film. Instead, the movie is a result of cramming up of gorgeously written chapters into about hour and half bitter-sweet love story. If done the other way around, the audience of the movie without the bias of the book’s details will find the story interesting and will even want to read the book.
Book content aside, the film is actually decently made. With excellent actors around, the movie is never such a waste of time. The scene and acting is believable which takes its viewers to a ride of grief, joy, and pain. It takes love story to another mystery which can’t be found in any similar genre. The audience will be force to ponder what if the story happens in real life, surely they can empathize with Henry and Claire.
Just like any other book-turn-into-movie, the film is not going to be what any purist wants. Nevertheless, the film stayed in the spirit of the books’ texts and provides the readers the visuals that they just need. It’s a different media and it’s just practical to condense the chapters of a book if translated into a film. If one will give the movie a break from book details, surely they’ll enjoy it and will not bother to watch the film again.