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THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE trailer is out!

Hey folks, Harry here in Vegas at CineVegas! 3rd day of film and haven't seen anything over than IN THE LOOP and a second showing of THE SQUARE that really blew my skirt up. But I'm still cracking away at it - trying to find some jewels to recommend to ya. Meanwhile, I'm taking a break before a late screening - and decided to see what Trailers have hit that interest me. Well - the main one is for THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE. Now I've already seen some folks that immediately dismissed this film, but ya know - romance and time travel hold hands... from George Pal's TIME MACHINE to Christopher Reeve and Dr Quinn in SOMEWHERE IN TIME to my personal favorite, TIME AFTER TIME. Now we have Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams in a linear love (for her), I think, and Bana is caught in some sort of Time Travel hiccup that has him appearing in places and times in her life. I like it. But then, I'm a girl about stories like this - whereas my Best friend saw the trailer and said, "There's a movie I'll never see! I want to see Eric Bana turn green and kill shit!" Sigh. RoRo aside, I think there's a good many of you that will be as intrigued as I am by this trailer, which is in Glorious Quicktime Here!!! Enjoy!

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  • June 13, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST


    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog


  • June 13, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Devastator's BALLS!

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

  • June 13, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Apparently my wife read the book...

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    and she said she liked it. Seeing this is probably in my future.

  • June 13, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Filmed a lot of this around my hood

    by aversiontherapy2

    The story sounds interesting.

  • June 13, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    sounds like an episode of trek

    by BendersShinyAss

    DS9 to be specific

  • June 13, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Is the book any good?

    by Ash0k

    Is it remotely as good as "The Constant"?

  • June 13, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Bana Hulk < Norton Hulk

    by GiveMeAnFinBreak

    And you know it.

  • June 13, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST


    by Sardonic

  • June 13, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Bale > Bana and Norton

    by Ash0k

    See topic.

  • June 13, 2009, 11:43 p.m. CST

    So shot me, I'm keen on it too.

    by MMacKK

  • June 13, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    And there goes the Shutter Island post...

    by MMacKK

  • June 13, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    And I meant 'shoot' ;)

    by MMacKK

  • June 13, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    The book is great!

    by AxeEmAll

    I've read it two years ago, and if you were a kid or teen of the 80s, the references to that time frame are strikingly powerful. BTW, whenever Eric Bana's character travels through time, he cannot control it and he always appears naked and with amnesia, and it is up to Rachel McAdam's character to fill in the gaps of his apparent memory loss.

  • June 13, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    The book is a very good romantic novel

    by zikade zarathos

    And it could make a very good romantic movie. If this is done right it will be rivaling ETERNAL SUNSHINE in a lot of people's minds. Coincidentally both have a sci-fi bent and have simultaneously bleak/happy endings. I can't tell by the trailer, though. It's not really what I pictured, but whatever.

  • June 13, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Such a great book

    by Stormshadow4life

    I can't wait for the movie (though I doubt it will be as good)

  • June 13, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST


    by Stormshadow4life

    he never gets amnesia.

  • June 14, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Book was fine

    by Magnum Opus

    Certainly not great. Really it was vapid beach-type reading, but with just enough substance that I could see it making a good movie.

  • June 14, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST

    I Think I'm In Love With Rachel McAdams

    by Crow3711

  • June 14, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    link doesn't work

    by Chariowalda_Barbarossa

  • June 14, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST

    The link.... it is dead :(

    by zer05um

    Alas poor link, I knew him not.

  • June 14, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Eric Bana rocked in Chopper

    by sonnyfern

    Fantastic performance, dude completely dissapeared into the role. He needs to do more shit like that!!!

  • June 14, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST

    It just shows a big Q

    by wintocha67

  • June 14, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Go directly to the site...

    by seanny_d

    The posted link doesn't work, but if you go directly to the yahoo! movies website, it's in several different forms. <p><p> <p><p> I think it looks really cool though. I love a good time travel story, and this looks like it makes sense.

  • June 14, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Did somebody say time travel?

    by orcus

    Orcus' pointy ears just perked up

  • June 14, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST

    good book

    by palooka_boy

    trailer looks like it captures it well. this'll make my girlfriend happy.

  • June 14, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    I think I might just see that...

    by Silverhour

    I've read the book and quite liked it, actually. From the trailer it looks like they've done a fairly decent adaptation.

  • June 14, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Blew up my skirt. ? Im a girl. ?

    by future help


  • June 14, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Really liked the book.

    by gotilk

    Then enjoyed the audiobook. It was a high wire act of a book. Halfway between a great sci fi story and a chick book. Never betraying either. The structure is unique as well. If you enjoyed the unusual structure of, say, RANT, you'll appreciate this. It's worth reading before seeing the film or listening to the audio book.

  • June 14, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST

    i liked the book

    by Castiel

    i can remember thinking about it and wondering why the fuck he lost his legs, he could have easily done some preventive shit. ah well. was a decent enough book. nortons hulk rules!

  • June 14, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Aw shit. Journeyman

    by Castiel

    Too Soon. Fuck you NBC!

  • June 14, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST

    nice dead link there Hairy

    by Hannaha_Montanas_Clit_Blood


  • June 14, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Time travel, Coffee and Punk

    by Kickflip

    ...I think justifies reading my wife's copy of the book- though might not be enough to go and see the film.

  • June 14, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST

    The book is clever...

    by Lemure_v2

    but it still succumbs to a lot of cliches.

  • June 14, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Time After Time

    by ufoclub1977

    so good. Saw this in the theatre nd it was the first inkling of romance a movie ever gave me. Somewhere in Time - what the hell, James Cameron sure ripped this off with Titanic. The ending! The old lady at the beginning! Why can't people recognize...

  • June 14, 2009, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Worst Director

    by ratpack223

    The German guy who directed this piece of shit is the worst director imaginable for this kind of subject. Film has been in trouble for years now.

  • June 14, 2009, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Ladies, make your man take you to this movie!

    by BurnHollywood

    ...And guys, get ready to put your junk through a hole in the bottom of a popcorn tub.<p> Just this once, on this special night, she won't mind...

  • June 14, 2009, 5:49 a.m. CST

    I've read the book, it's excellent. This trailer is deceiving.

    by brokentusk

    Sure it's a romance wrapped around the issue of time travel (which is done in quite a cool way, treating time travel like a disease) but this trailer is selling the movie as THE NOTEBOOK 2, which isn't the case. <p> Some parts of the trailer made me cringe ("DADDY!") but I urge anyone actually reading this to give the film a chance, or at the very least read the book.

  • June 14, 2009, 5:53 a.m. CST

    The book is genius! But very girlie.

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

  • June 14, 2009, 6:19 a.m. CST


    by AxeEmAll

    Yes, he does experience amnesia, which is why before he time travels, he tells the girl what to do when they meet again in the future. :)

  • June 14, 2009, 6:42 a.m. CST

    so he knows her as a child?

    by snaredrum

    sounds like grooming to me. hope the timecops aren't heavy on paedophillia...

  • June 14, 2009, 6:44 a.m. CST

    in all seriousness

    by snaredrum

    i'm a complete sap for stories like this. i'll be crying in the cinema

  • June 14, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST


    by tylerzero

  • June 14, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Harry, put down the computer and read the book

    by YackBacker

    Or get it on an Amazon Kindle. The book is worthwhile and well-written. It's a rare story where time travel is not used as an "out" for the characters. Nor is time travel the focus of the story per se. The movies you cite are far different from this story and don't really deserve mention here. Think of the STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION episode "The Inner Light" instead.

  • June 14, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah, your link doesn't work either

    by YackBacker

    Thanks for very little.

  • June 14, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Disappointed with the book


    I'm quite a forgiving reader but the book just didn't do it for me. As someone else said above - vapid beach read with a side of melodrama and cliche sprinkles. I'll pass on the film (though Rachel McAdams is super hot)

  • June 14, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Time Crimes


    Incidentally, I watched this last night and was also disappointed. Thought the lead was a poor actor and his character was badly developed and inconsistent. The film also suffered from the Lost problem of no-one asking what the fuck was going on. Middle act frustrated the hell out of me. For all that the naked chick was freakin' sweeet and, at the end of the day, isn't that what foreign language films are all about?!

  • June 14, 2009, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Can Harry go back in time and fix the link?

    by BadMrWonkaSucksCock

    Like fuck he can.

  • June 14, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST

    I'm a sucker for anthing time travel

    by Norm3

    I hope its good.

  • June 14, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Rachel McAdams has a nice set of Jigawatts

    by Verbage

    What the hell is a jigawatt?

  • June 14, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    just watched the trailer

    by BendersShinyAss

    looks awesome!

  • June 14, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    The book is wonderful. Really.

    by artyfufkin

    It is quite the charming love story and the end scene will choke up even the most hardened talk backer (those that still read books that is. Immensely enjoyable one of the few books I have read in the past few years that still resonates about what to do with the time allocated to you. Thank you.

  • June 14, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Looks fucking depressing

    by AndrewWanKenobi

  • June 14, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    The book was great

    by tomdolan04

    Critics will always find something to bitch about and everyone has different tastes but technically the book did many MANY things very well for it's genre. <p> My concerns for this flick are plentiful though. It's highly likely judging from this they intend to gloss over the darker aspects of the book (Henrys violent character, the five or six graphic miscarriages, the rampant detailed sex life which they really enjoyed, Henry watching his ex blow her brains out) and just go for a lightweight romantic drama. <p> I hope they prove me wrong but I doubt it. It's a shame really because in many ways in the book I found the relationship to be quite frank and honest to life in its highs and lows (though I know not everyone shares that view), and the amount of romantic movie dramas that nail that you can probably count on one hand

  • June 14, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    sequel to astronaught's wife?

    by ironic_name

  • June 14, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST


    by ironic_name


  • June 14, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Link for adults capable of choosing their own

    by Rubiks Doob

    download size:

  • June 14, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST


    by redkamel

    at first I thought he some sort of pedophile for going back and playing with his wife when she was a 5. <p>Then I thought he was some sort of manipulative bastard that got rejected, then used his time machine to mind and time fuck this chick into thinking she was destined for him. <p>Then I realized he travels through time and can't control it, so it basically makes no sense. He goes through time altering his own life over and over? Did he get super powers and just Quantum Leap thorough his own life? What a selfish bastard. <p> if this is good as TBs say, they should cut a new trailer. With all those plot points, sounds like it will be along the lines of Kate and Leopold in terms of time traveling romance.

  • June 14, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Someone in another

    by TrumpyEatsPotatoes

    Time Traveller's Wife talkback from a while ago said that if you liked Time Traveller's Wife, you should check out the book Replay by Ken Grimwood. Holy hell is that a great book. I liked TTW, but Replay is just amazing.

  • June 14, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    I hope it doesn't do a Star Trek


    "You and I will be great friends in the future!"<p>*LATER*<p>"We must become friends, even though you're a dick, purely because the older version of you told me we should!"<p>Sigh.

  • June 14, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    who are the ad wizards that came up with this trailer?

    by carneguisada

    Personally I'm completely bummed. I loved the book. I am a Lost/Smallville, Alias, Roswell, time travel junkie. And I also like time travel love stories like Somewhere in Time and Terminator. No matter how hard I tried to convince my Lost-loving male friends that this was an awesome book, they always dismissed it as a chick lit kind of thing, which it's not. The characters were very NON-gooey and often talked about punk bands they liked, etc. This trailer looks like some marketing wizards got all freaked that the general population wouldn't want to see a time travel thing (and some nimrods are bewildered by Lost, I give you that). And they freaked and advertised it as a gooey, sicky icky love story. I liked the Notebook but all this looks like is a Hallmarked re-hash that wishes it was the Notebook. Ugh. I keep my fingers crossed for the rest of the movie. Quit trying to make movies appeal to everyone on the planet! Make a good movie for cheap that will appeal to MANY people. But if, like Lost, some people don't get it it's their loss-- why try to sugar coat it and fry it in French Fry batter? Ugh. Rant, rant rant.

  • June 14, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    i saw an episode of outer limits

    by animas

    that was the same plot

  • June 14, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Wasn't there an NBC show about a Dude that time travels?

    by mistergreen

  • June 14, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    I read a little bit of the book...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...and it's okay (it was a female friend's copy at a Summer share house out in the Hamptons). The story did seem very 'Notebook'-ish merged with 'sci-fi lite'. It wasn't my copy and I couldn't be bothered to look for it at the library when I returned home.

  • June 14, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Now i don't want to read it...

    by Dr.DirtyD

    Characters talk about punk bands they like? <P> That's a great way to develop characters on the cheap, just list all the music they listen to.

  • June 14, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    What an exciting!

    by SmokingRobot

    Dead link....

  • June 14, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I love time travel stories...


    But only when it's actually about time travel. When they just use time travel as an excuse for their story then it tends to lead to a big pile of shit. Like that piece of shit Timeline, or The Sphere.

  • June 14, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST

    New link

    by dirtsandwich HD - is below

  • June 14, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST


    by dirtsandwich

  • June 14, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST


    by rgc123

    Just watched the trailer. He seems like a time traveling @sshole. "look babe, I'd love to stick around for the honeymoon, but I gotta go into the future...or something" lol

  • June 14, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    I don't care if its good or bad

    by medster101

    I'll see it just because Rachel Mcadams is so damn beautiful.

  • June 14, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Great book, terrible trailer

    by lex romero

    Loved the book but that trailer is terrible. All the worst stuff you expect from a hollywood version of the story, all the emotion and sentimentality turned up to 11 whilst the interesting stuff is left out so it can be some crappy romance film. ffs hollywood!

  • June 14, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Norton Hulk > Bana or Bale

    by california_mtz

    and YES, everyone misses Journeyman...

  • June 14, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    It's the Mailbox II....

    by banditmania


  • June 14, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Bana = Getting my ticket money.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Love the guy.

  • June 14, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Eastwood in Gran Torino > Bale & Either Hulk

    by rwolfe7

    Actually, having read the book a few years ago and really liking it, I have to say that this trailer has me pretty optimistic about the movie. I expected it to be a stinker. The book is much more sci fi and much more romantic than one story should be able to be. But it works and as an avid sci fi reader and media fan, I thoroughly enjoyed the novel. Even though it came to me by way of my wife. The more favorable posts about the book are the most accurate, in my opinion. I would whole-heartedly disagree with the "vapid summer read" analysis in the strongest way possible. True sci fi fans need apply. Read book. Then see movie. Over and out.

  • June 14, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    a mills and boon wrapped in a sci-fi sleeve

    by Kizeesh

    is still a Mills and Boon.<p> The problem with TTTW is that it ultimately is a chick-lit soft-core romance with a weird and morally unsound time travel plot-device in it.<p> The other problem, as mentioned above is the Lost scenario of no-one ever asking the obvious questions. As such it simply side-steps the entire sci-fi issue in favour of trying to cast cross-decade child-grooming in a good light and make us care about a frankly irritating guy with a weird problem he never bothers to exploit, other than to give himself a wank.

  • June 14, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST


    by weed4504

    I saw "The Square" and LOVED it and I had kinda given up hope about an American release since nothing seemed to come out of SXSW. Any news regarding it being picked up and distributed? I keep telling all my friends its one of the best films I have seen this year and would love for them to be able to watch it (and me watch it again).

  • June 14, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Don't knock the movie unless you have read the book

    by DoctorZoidberg


  • June 14, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    He DOES NOT have amnesia

    by toxicopoulus

    seriously, did any of you "experts" read the book? he travels out of chronological order; that's why he leaves instructions. an older version of himself may have been there before. sheesh.

  • June 14, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST


    by toxicopoulus

    yeah, there's definitely an aspect of that and it will be interesting to see how they handle the material in the film. the author, audrey niffenegger iw admittedly quite pervy. check out her follow up, a picture book called the 3 incestuous sisters.

  • June 14, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST


    by gotilk

    He's not an asshole, he doesn't control it. He goes where he goes when he goes and he has no choice.

  • June 14, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    It's Journeyman....

    by DS9Sisko

    ...from the wife's point of view. Just think of it the second season had NBC renewed it.

  • June 14, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Kizeesh *spoilers again*

    by gotilk

    He exploits it in other less ... uncomfortable ways. Did you finish the book, or did you throw it at the wall and burn it ceremoniously when he referenced essentially blowing himself? And it's not exactly grooming if you keep popping up against your will in the same clearing behind the same girl's house.... who you were just having sex with when she was 26 moments before. Grooming would be if he was NOT a gentleman with her when she hit about 16. Still, I gotta admit, there is a slight creep factor. But the discomfort kind of helps the book build it's mood in a subtle way. The questions thing doesn't make much sense to me either. If they would have answered *our* questions, they would have been answering *his* questions. And that could have potentially ruined the whole thing and made it seem more like the last 10 minutes of a ST-TNG episode. If I read the word "tachyon" even once, *I* would have thrown the book at the wall in a panic and burned it ceremoniously. A sequel that answered questions at this point, you know, would wreak of midichlorians (spell?) and C3PO being built by Anakin. It would suck. Hard. And long.

  • June 14, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Great book...there's no amnesia...the movie will probably suck

    by Brians Life

    Just the fact that it's taken THIS long to get out a trailer for a movie finished a while ago...does not bode well.<br><br>I really enjoyed the concept of treating time travel like a horrible disease.<br><br>Amnesia!?!? Did you read the book? He doesn't get anmesia, he just doesn't know where the fuck he is.

  • June 14, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    It's not Journeyman. There is no purpose to his travels.

    by Brians Life

    It's almost entirely random. Certain events in his life are more of an anchor than others (his mother's death, meeting his future wife, etc.) but he's not "righting wrongs" or even doing much more than trying to not get killed after appearing someplace at random completely naked.

  • June 14, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST


    by gotilk

    Seeing it written here so many times warms my heart and yet hurts at the same time.

  • June 14, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    btw, the trailer almost gives part of the story away

    by bacci40

    i hate when they do that<p> and the book is a nice romantic novel, written by a first time author who used the book to get through a very hard time in her romantic life

  • June 14, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Looks Achingly Romantic

    by Zeegloo

    I mean that in the best way possible. Might be an chick flick that I wouldn't hate seeing.

  • June 14, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST


    by Tall_Boy66

    Hi Christopher, I'm Nero.

  • June 14, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Music sucks...

    by Darth Tenor

    Cannot think of less appropriate music from the trailer, considering in the book Henry is an avid fan of Richard Hell & the Voidoids.

  • June 14, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    About the Link:

    by BetaSword

  • June 14, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    jDownloaderSays gimme Username for that

    by BetaSword

  • June 15, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST


    by hugejack21


  • June 15, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST


    by hugejack21


  • June 15, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST


    by hugejack21


  • June 15, 2009, 12:54 a.m. CST

    by ganymede3010

  • June 15, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST


    by SnapT

    And while we're at it, QUANTUM LEAP 4-EVER! Please bring both back, television executives. Instead of bringing back CUPID yet again for no apparent reason.

  • June 15, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Paul Blart Mall Cop had the best selling DVD two weeks in a row

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

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  • June 15, 2009, 2:58 a.m. CST


    by Tall_Boy66

    James Kirk was a great man. Who went on to Captain the Enterprise. But that was another life!

  • June 15, 2009, 3:54 a.m. CST

    RE: gotilk (some spoils)

    by Kizeesh

    No. It's still creepy when he essentially forces the girl to always want him by sheer virtue of persistance throughout her whole life.<p> Also it never explicitly tells you what he 'does' to himself. He may have buggered, wanked, blown or even been flagellating his other self for all we know.<p> Also Henry is an asshole because he simply IS an asshole. He's self-centred, presumptious and feels massively hard-done by. Sure it's down to being fucked about by time travel, but that doesn't change the fact he's massively dickish.<p> As to questions, I don't mean explaining the reason behind time travel. That's a given, we're not meant to know how it works. The problem is that Henry doesn't care about how or why it happens or even really investigating it at all. Nor does the book ever allude to him even attempting to find out ever. Hell worst of all, the book even side-steps the question of can anyone alter time by having Henry's 2 month older self tell himself he can't, based on a single moment. Which he immediately accepts... why? because he's an asshole.

  • June 15, 2009, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Won't work

    by HagCeli

    While all women really like romantic stories, most of them *HATE* time travel stories or anything vaguely resembling science fiction. Give them Notting Hill, Pretty Woman or Love Actually any day; as long as it's rooted in reality. But throw in a time travel element and they'll deem it "too technical", distracting from the love story, or they'll simply be intellectually overtaxed (try watching 12 Monkeys or Butterfly Effect with a female to see what I mean). I highly doubt that this will become a success.

  • June 15, 2009, 5:58 a.m. CST

    TrumpyEatsPotatoes - YES! REPLAY!!!

    by spud mcspud

    Yep, I called that in the last TB - REPLAY does everything that TTTW does, but better. After Mrs Spud-To-Be read THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, and eventually stopped weeping, I gave her REPLAY to read. She was just as enthusiastic.<P> If you don't cry at the end of THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, I'm not sure you qualify as human. What a fucking stupendous ending. I cried like a bitch and I am not ashamed. This is one spectacular book.<P> Unlike Cormac MacCarthy's THE ROAD, which is not only the most depressing book I've ever fucking read, it is also trite, cliched, derivative, plotless, blatantly manipulative (and not in a good way), annoyingly badly punctuated (and yes I KNOW that it's probably a stylistic choice, but it's also old, hackneyed, and was passe back when Roddy Doyle and Irvine Welsh were boring us to death with it back in the early 1990s), cliched again, and has such mind-bogglingly inane dialogue that DIRTY DANCING would have been ashamed to use it. "Are you carrying the fire?" is right down there with "Nobody puts Baby in a corner". Honestly, after all the plaudits I've heard heaped on THE ROAD, never have I been so underwhelmed with a novel. I can't recommend highly enough that you avoid THE ROAD. The most boring apocalypse novel EVER.<P> Sorry. Rant over. Read THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE, then read REPLAY. Both spectacularly romantic, optimistic novels.

  • June 15, 2009, 6:01 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    Is the greatest episode of any Trek series EVER. Makes me cry EVERY TIME. Patrick Stewart is a God among actors.<P> *stares out of the window at the stars, plays a mournful tune on his flute*

  • June 15, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST

    The book was superb - amazed it was a first novel

    by Bot-Bot

    It's still one of my favorite books - amazingly mature for a first novel by a woman who is a printmaker and artist. The way the time travel aspect is handled feels effortless, and yet it is a complex weaving of past and future. I wonder how the movie will handle it.

  • June 15, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    That really made me miss Quantum Leap

    by The Chosen

    Do you remember? Quantum Leap? Scot Bakula, aka Cap. Archer of the Enterprise? Time Leaping? Holograms?

  • June 15, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    spud mcspud and 'the inner light'

    by robamenta

    i just saw that episode recently again..and i have major problems with it...ok here goes. picard in his other life, is tortured by his wanting to return to his real life, for what appears to him to be a life time. then at the end of the fake life, all the people come back and give him a warm hug etc. and you get weapy eyed..but wait a sec, they kept this info from him for like 50 years or so.thats torture, and the end of the fake life, picard should have gone bat shit with anger. i know what they were aiming for, but his reaction is all wrong.

  • June 15, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Does Eric Bana have

    by Series7

    Decepticon testicles?

  • June 15, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    At least the wife is hot

    by RogueWarrior65

    Rachel McAdams...mmmm...yummy.

  • June 15, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST


    by joblessfilmreviews

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  • June 15, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Somewhere in Time is the best Reeve movie

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    ever. Even alpha males will shed a tear at that one.

  • June 15, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    But isn't this a ripoff of the DS9 episode

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    where Sisko bounces around here and there making appearances in Jake's future? It was cool because Tony Todd played older Jake.

  • June 15, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Hmmm.. I didn't know there was a book

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Maybe DS9 ripped off the book.

  • June 15, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST


    by gotilk

    I have to address this. <br><br> 1. No, not really. He has no choice. He goes where he goes, needs clothes and food. No choice. Hard to deliberately do things when you have absolute NEEDS. And the nearest person is often an underage girl willing to help.<br><br> 2. That's why I used the word "essentially".<br><br> 3. Necessity. But I still agree. lol<br><br> 4. I do not agree with this. His attempts to find answers with the doctor indicates he cared. And trying to change things and failing over and over (he does not and the book does not detail other attempts but do allude to them). My point was that detailing that aspect of the story would veer too close to sci-fi cliche. It wasn't important to me as a reader to have that fleshed out. It would not have moved the story forward and would leave me wondering why she didn't explore the same level of detail on other aspects. I thought it came out as a very focused, even book that didn't waste time on things that did not pertain to the relationship between Claire and Henry. Which explains why it would seem to some people that he was spending FAR too much time alone with a child who he would later have a LOT of sex with. We kind of side-step the reality as we'd deal with it if WE were faced with who we knew would be the love our of lives, essentially forced upon us by an unknown force. Or maybe she was saying that the unknown force was our own subconscious. Given power, what would it do to protect what makes it happy/comfortable? Time travel? Interesting.<br><br> But I failed to ask. Did you enjoy the book?

  • June 15, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST


    by DennisMM

    Women are "intellectually overtaxed" by science fiction - especially time travel? Wow, that's one of the most blatantly misogynistic statements I've ever seen on AICN. Ever consider that women often are reared and raised to have other sorts of interests? Ever wonder why men who appreciate literature often find such books as "Wuthering Heights" intolerable, despite their greatness? It's about nurture, not nature.

  • June 15, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    Did I enjoy it

    by Kizeesh

    Not particularly. Her prose was interesting but henry is a fairly badly manifested male character. When it comes to Men written by women he's idealised practically as much as Darcy. Also as I said much earlier on, it's a Mill's and Boon with time travel.<p> I felt it was an interesting idea for a novel let down by the preponderous focus on the relationship, which is the one thing that everyone who recommended the novel to me failed to point out before I read it. It's a woman's book through and through, and no worse for it.<p> However as an avid reader, and someone who enjoys decent science fiction; I felt it was simply a quaint and unusual way of telling a very femo-centric story about a doomed relationship.<p> I mean I've read a lot worse but people who want to read a really good book along such lines should really look a little off the beaten track. Maybe read some Heinlein perhaps.

  • June 15, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Speaking of time travelling...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Just saw "Land of the Lost", (and Good Fuck, was it bad), but why has Universal apparently gone back to their old logo from the 80's? It made sense in front of "Drag Me to Hell", as a nod to Raimi's earlier films, but why the fuck was it in front of the latest Will Ferrell abomination? Or has Uni lost so much money due to their bumbling incompetence that they've had to go back to using their logo from like, 25 years ago? (seriously, what was the last hit Universal had? I can't remember)...

  • June 15, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST


    by gotilk

    Time enough for love. Now there's a book. Certainly a very male point of view.

  • June 15, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    In regards to time trave;

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    No one will ever beat Wells. or the original 1963 "Time Machine"...Rod Taylor rocks! It's awesome he's in "Inglourious Basterds"...Although, I actually liked the 2002 "Time Machine", as a braindead Hollywood mid-March release, that is...

  • June 15, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Time Enough For Love

    by Kizeesh

    Yes, there's a book. Whereas The Time Traveler's Wife will only ever be a novel... ;)

  • June 15, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    I see your point - this must have occurred to Picard at the end - but literally seconds after the revelation that his life thus far has been faked, they then tell him why: because they knew they were doomed, knew they were all going to die, and could only load their memories into this probe so that, thousands of years after they have passed away and their world is burned and gone, SOMEONE in the universe will remember that they were there. Picard is a man who thinks before he acts, the very antithesis to Kirk: I think the realisation of what they were doing and why would have knocked the anger out of him in a millisecond.<P> I think that episode hits a very primal male raison d'etre: the need for permanence, the need to feel that you will be remembered long after you are gone. That's what gets me, every time: all that effort just to be remembered, after everything they were was destroyed by the nova. That's one of the most profund statements about the human condition that STAR TREK, and particularly ST:TNG, ever made: the need for humanity to permanently be remembered in this universe. That's why that episode is such a classic: it reiterates the whole point of STAR TREK - the need for humanity to be remembered. It's just awesome in every way.<P> I'm going to have to read TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE now: that sounds great.

  • June 15, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    White people are magical.

    by MetalMickey

  • June 15, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Enjoyed the book, trailer horrified me

    by Jaypeep

    I really enjoyed the book. I thought she did a good job of weaving the the different pieces of Henry and Claire's lives together in a wonderful story. I was very excited about the prospect of a movie....until I saw this god-awful trailer that made it look like a lifetime made for TV movie. Good god! Scenes of jumping on the bed, running through a field towards each other, big hugs, and general feel-good moments. Hollywood has raped another good book. Christ!

  • June 15, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Harry, boot that friend to the curb...

    by Logan_1973

    If he wants to see another Hulk movie. The green lug is 0 for 2. Just bury it.

  • June 15, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    God, That Looked Horrible

    by Cobbio

    I mean... HORRIBLE. Oprah Winfrey B-movie of the week horrible. I really like Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, but that trailer was embarrassing, kissy-kissy, wince-inducing shlock.<p> I'm still trying not to blow chunks across the floor.<p> WTF?

  • June 15, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Do they live happily ever after?

    by kabong

    Don't tell me. <P>

  • June 15, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Best Sci-Fi novel in the past decade

    by symphy

    Seriously, it's that good. If you haven't read it, you owe it to yourself. In recent years, only The Time Traveler's Wife and Spin by Robert Charles Wilson have cracked my "favorite all-time novels" list. And TTW is still the only book to ever make me cry.

  • June 16, 2009, 2:40 a.m. CST


    by Ted_Naifeh

    Ordinarily when dudes dismiss anything romantic as lame, I peg them as pasty mouth-breathers that need to get out of their mammas' basements and get laid. But I seriously agree on this one. TTW is an awesome book, but man, what a shitty trailer. I really hope it's just the trailer. It looked like they were trying to make it look as much like a chick flick as possible, taking bits out of the book that are actually quite dark, and making them seem sugary sweet. In the "daddy" scene, for example, the guy's daughter is excited to see him because he's been dead for years. On the other hand, the "just kidding, of course I'll marry you" bit was a little worrying, though. Very glib and cutesy, like something out of Felicity. The worse part was the House MD feelgood crap music, but it doesn't necessarily follow that it's going to actually be in the film. What I fear is that the movie will be like the trailer, converting the excellent raw material into a soulless piece or romance product, without a shred of real emotion. But who knows? Bana's a decent enough actor, and the source material is incredibly strong. If they stick to the original plot points, which it looks like they do, how bad could they possibly screw it up? I mean, seriously, TTW is the perfect marriage of sci-fi/fantasy and romance. It's a story in which, because of the time travel element, the love is totally destined. Girl meets boy she's grown up knowing would be her husband, boy has no choice but to accept it, because it already happened, because of time travel's circular causality. It's airtight sci-fi, AND it's horrifyingly girly and romantic. Awesome! Anyway, fingers crossed. Oh, and thanks for the rec, Symphy. Will check out Spin.

  • June 16, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Hope it saves Bana's career

    by JohnRyder

    He seems like a nice guy. Too bad for him. I wonder when it went bad.

  • June 16, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Bana's career

    by Kizeesh

    Isn't he rich as fuck, happily married and a massive hollywood star? If that's a bad career I'd settle for an average one by your standards.

  • June 16, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    I tried to read this

    by menstrual_blitz

    The writing was so fucking bad I couldn't do it. The movie looks like shit as well.

  • June 16, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Doctor Who episodes allegedly inspired by the book

    by lynxpro

    ... The Series 2 episode "The Girl in the Fireplace" and Series 4 two-parter "Silence in the Library"/"Forest of the Dead", all written by the great Steven Moffat.

  • June 16, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Alright, who's the A-hole...

    by Dr.DirtyD

    who said women can't understand time travel ala 12 Monkeys: <P>It's all going down hill faster than i thought it would. <P> 12 Monkeys was written by a Woman you nutcase <P>ANTICHRIST: RUSHING BALLS IN '09

  • June 16, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    bumb rushing balls baby.

    by Dr.DirtyD

    Antichrist '09

  • June 16, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST


    by tomdolan04

    if you honestly thought TTW was 'fucking bad' then I really think you should stick to 'see spot run'. <p> have criticisms of its style sure but jesus christ it aint bad literature

  • June 16, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Can Eric Bana stop himself from crushing Vulcan?

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Find out in "The Time Traveler's Wife 2: Electric Boogaloo"!!

  • June 16, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    What's the story

    by dirtsandwich

    <P> with the delay on releasing this film? That smells trouble. That maybe the studio didn't like the cut, so they reshoot a bunch of scenes. Trailer looks ify. </P> <P> So how fucked up is that, that one second he's jumping on a bed with his wife on their honeymoon getting ready to pile drive her then he's standing there in a field naked, with a raging boner approaching a little girl? </P>

  • June 16, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    by Ted_Naifeh

    @dirtsandwich This is a constant problem in the story.