Thanks to the great people of American Airlines, this weekend I was able to watch "The Time Traveler's Wife." I tried reading the book about two years ago, but it felt so repetitive that I had to stop. It is very rare that I don't finish a book, but I had to give up on this story. Something told me that despite losing interest in the book, I might like the movie.
I was right! When trying to read the book I felt the story went around in circles, but in the film version each scene serves a distinct purpose for moving the story line forward. Bravo, screenplay writers! The film tells the story of the love affair between Henry and Claire, played by Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. For me, McAdams is the star of this film by leaps and bounds. Her ability to show both sides of Claire, a side madly in love with her dream man, and a side tormented by her tricky and uncontrollable situation, is masterful.
I will admit, at the end of the film I had tears in my eyes (quite embarrassing while on a plane full of strangers). If you are looking for a classic, sappy chick flick, bump this to the top of your list.