8:00 PM, 25th February, 2010
This film is based on the best-selling book about a love that transcends time. Clare (McAdams) has been in love with Henry (Bana) her entire life. But it gets complicated as Henry is a time traveller – cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control.
Rachel McAdams is great as Clare, a wife desperately trying to build a life with her ever-disappearing husband. Her emotions are completely believable and heartfelt which really adds to the overall emotion of the film. Eric Bana is also fantastic – as always. As with all films that involve time travel, the story is complicated, but tailored so it is still easy to follow.
This film has received mixed reviews. Also, if you’ve read the book you might be disappointed in the film, but this is a regular complaint when books are made into movies. Personally, I hate reading. I won’t even read the labels on food – I just look at the picture and decide if it looks good. Chocolate on the label is usually a good indication, but I digress.
In my humble opinion, I really enjoyed the film and I recommend that you come along and decide for yourself. It is a nice journey; just don’t dwell too much on the technicalities. After all, time travel has been making scientists scratch their heads for centuries. So take the story for what it is and enjoy the ride.