Clare and Henry (Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana) fall in love and get married, but their relationship is both strengthened and challenged by his involuntary time traveling to different periods of his life. This concept usually involves some professor who’s invented a time-traveling machine, so presenting it as a painful condition is a fresh take. Bruce Joel Rubin is the man behind Ghost (1990), so expect a romantic story with supernatural ingredients and a looming threat of death. A very handsome production with two engaging lead performances that help carry this fantasy through its less convincing moments.
2009-U.S. 107 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Robert Schwentke. Screenplay: Bruce Joel Rubin. Novel: Audrey Niffenegger. Cast: Rachel McAdams (Clare Abshire), Eric Bana (Henry DeTamble), Ron Livingston (Gomez), Arliss Howard, Jane McLean, Stephen Tobolowsky.
Trivia: Co-executive produced by Brad Pitt. Steven Spielberg, David Fincher and Gus Van Sant were allegedly considered for directing duties.