The Time Traveler’s Wife: Alliance Valentine’s Collection – DVD Review


The Time Traveler's Wife

Every year thousands of guys get stuck trying to find out what to do and what to look for in gifts on Valentine’s Day. Alliance Home Video has come up with the perfect solution for the Valentine’s Day jitters with a new collection of five Valentine’s Day releases sold in separate packages: The Notebook, Dear John, The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Back-up Plan and Kate and Leopold.

All five films are special in their own way and have been favourites of women, girls, wives and daughters for their stories of love, devotion and their cute lead males. So what’s in these films for guys, other than hugs and kisses? Let’s take a look at them.

The Time Travelers Wife is a unique romance film, which tackles the topic of love and devotion through an absurd circumstance. The 2009 film based on Audrey Niffenegger’s 2003 novel of the same name stars Eric Bana as Henry DeTamble, a Chicago librarian with a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel randomly as he tries to build a romantic relationship with his love Clare (Rachel McAdams).

Henry goes hurtling through time and space whenever his stress levels become too high, but despite his unpredictable time travel, he desperately attempts to maintain a relationship with Clare, who stays true the entire time.

The film works on a multitude of levels with its sci-fi time travel plot-line, it’s deep character building and it’s lesson of devotion. Bana plays the role well, and even though he appears naked whenever he time travels, he still keeps his dignity – even when dealing with a young child version of Clare, who he convinces to leave clothing for him on his subsequent visits. McAdams is also charming as Clare.

The Time Travelers Wife is the best Valentine’s Day bet. The romantic side of the film will captivate even the deepest romantics, but the time travel plot-line will interest and entertain even the coldest of romantics.