The film has received mixed reviews from critics for the same reasons as the novel, praising the characterization of the couple, applauding their emotional depth; others criticized the melodramatic style and the plot as emotionally trite. He gets frostbite, but he keeps his feet. © 2020 Book Reviews | Open Book Society. They seek a renowned doctor's help, but after numerous similar miscarriages, Henry has a secret vasectomy to end their suffering. This is heard just prior to the early car accident, is played at holiday gatherings, and is otherwise interwoven into the score. THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE Audrey Niffenegger. I truly believe there is a specific and perfect time in anyone’s life to read a story—you just have to cross your fingers and hope that you’ll cross paths with it, or have the book pressed into your hands by a loved one, precisely when you need it the most. Some years later, a younger Henry visits Alba and Clare, giving Clare hope that he will visit again, though he tells her not to spend her life waiting for him, hoping this encounter would provide a proper closure for both Clare and Alba. "[5] The film was released by Warner Bros. on August 14, 2009.[7][17]. COPYRIGHT © 2020 SIMON & SCHUSTER INC, A CBS COMPANY. … Our home life was deteriorating and my emotions were spinning out of control as I began to read the non-linear love story of Henry and Clare, which opens when Henry is 28 and Clare is 20, and, though he’s never met Clare before, she’s known him since she was six. With 30-Day Free Trial. The film's release was postponed with initially no official explanation from the studio. “There’s a playground at the end of the block and I run to the swings and climb on, and Henry takes the one next to me, facing the opposite direction, and we swing higher and higher, passing each other, sometimes in sync and sometimes streaming past each other so fast it seems like we’re going to collide, and we laugh, and laugh, and nothing can ever be sad, no one can be lost, or dead, or far away: right now we are here, and nothing can mar our perfection, or steal the joy of this perfect moment”, “A most untraditional love story, this is the celebrated tale of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who involuntarily travels through time, and Claire Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Plus, get a free eBook when you join our mailing list. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief disturbing images, nudity and sexuality, 2010 Best Picture: 4 Films That Didn't Deserve The Nomination (& 6 Replacements), HBO Max Added Over 120 New Movies Today For June, The Best Time Travel Movies That Are Not Sci-Fi, The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways. Price $27.97. I would have really like to see Kimy and Ingrid but I guess there wasn't enough time. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 528 pages and is available in Paperback format. [22] Grossing $101,229,792 worldwide (over $63,000,000 of which was grossed in the United States) on a $39,000,000 budget, the film was a financial success. [18] The movie repeatedly features the musical theme of an old German hymn, "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen", whose familiar harmonization was written by German composer Michael Praetorius. Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another...or could they? Chicago and South Haven, MI The Meadow in South Haven. A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again. [20] Based on 158 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, The Time Traveler's Wife has a 39% approval rating from critics, with an average score of 5.11/10 saying, "Though it may satisfy fans of the novel, The Time Traveler's Wife's plot's contrivances and illogical narrative hamper its big screen effectiveness". Older Henry is there. THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE was the first novel I can remember that actively used time traveling—but the book isn’t magical realism, not really. She also works for a film studio in the United Kingdom. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? I enjoyed them, but my taste veered more toward women’s fiction. An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life. You must be logged in to add books to your shelf.