The Time Traveler’s Wife

Rated 3.0

No way did I ever think some movie about a guy (Eric Bana) trying to maintain a marriage while involuntarily time traveling would be worth squat. The commercials for The Time Traveler’s Wife made me gag, and the premise seemed preposterous, so I didn’t sit down for the movie with a big bag of faith resting on my lap. Looked like it was going to be stupid. Well, it is stupid, but it’s the good kind of stupid. A cast of fine actors lock themselves in for that stupid premise, and the results are charming, sometimes funny, and even a little bit heartbreaking. Bana and Rachel McAdams make for a good screen couple as they deal with time travel and the burden it puts on a relationship. I know that sounds ridiculous, and it is, but the performers make it work.