The Time Traveler’s Wife

Rated 2.0

The main storyline, which takes place in the present, spans the years when lovers Clare (Rachel McAdams) and Henry (Eric Bana) are together, starting from their first meeting, which is awkward, to say the least. The thing is, Henry has this unfortunate, unavoidable habit of disappearing, often at inopportune times, and for indeterminate lengths. This time travel is clearly an interruption of their relationship, but it also interrupts the film’s flow. While director Robert Schwentke does a solid job of letting us know the where/when, the makeup crew is not always on point. It takes audible references such as, “He’s gone gray” to know that we’re watching Henry from the future, not Henry from today. I’m guessing those who read the novel on which the film is based are going to really enjoy this love story. It’s certainly original and sweet. Others are going to leave the theater wondering just how it all adds up, how it can possibly make sense, considering the characters live in our modern world—not a fantasyland with time machines and flux capacitors. Feather River Cinemas and Tinseltown. Rated PG-13