The Time Traveler’s Wife

Excuse me, if this is old news for you but I just found out that they’ll make a movie of Audrey Niffenegger’s wonderful, great and beautiful novel The Time Traveler’s Wife” (link to imdb). In fact, they already made it (It’s in post-production).

Adapted by: Jeremy Leven who is responsible for tear-jerking chick flicks like The Notebook and Don Juan de Marco. And The Legend of Bagger Vance which I have never seen, but presume to put into this category (or a category close to tear-jerking chick flicks) as well.

Directed by: Robert Schwentke who did Tattoo, an ok German thriller (better than most, that doesn’t make it good though) and Flightplan which was crap.

Starring: Eric Bana who was great in Munich. I still haven’t seen Troy so I can’t comment on the quality of his acting (though I’m pretty sure I could comment on the quality of the movie as a whole by comparing it to Alexander) and Hulk was… well, let’s just say every great director is allowed a slip with his movies, also Ang Lee (right, Tim Burton? You know which one I’m talking about… stay clear from remakes, ok?). And Rachel McAdams who hasn’t done much, in fact (compared to other stars about her age and not to me… compared to me… well…). The Family Stone and Wedding Crashers are not necessarily a sign for acting qualities (I’ve actually seen The Family Stone and can’t remember her) but Notebook was very good.

So, summarising: We have a beautiful story from one of the best books I’ve read in the past years (if not ever), adapted by a writer who doesn’t write a lot but/and the stuff that he writes is usually good (for chick flicks at least, which I like when I’m in the right mood), a director whose movies were … let’s say below average and two actors who have each one good movie (from the ones I have seen) they played in.

This will be interesting. Not necessarily good, but I sure hope so.


  1. Crazy shit. Was scrolling down (down, down, down…) your categories and spotted Audrey Niffeneger. I was just talking about this novel today! Woo. I bought it as birthday gift for my bestfriend way back in ’06, without knowing anything of it before hand. Decided it would be an intriguing read simply based off of the gist at the back. I know what they say about judging a book by it’s cover, but fluke helps once in a while, I say :-p

    It’s seriously a gorgeous novel…chrono-displacement is a fun concept and the killer, the glue that keeps you reading (and tugging at your heartstrings), is the whole domestic, emotional aspect about the realities posed to Claire and Henry’s relationship. Niffeneger kickass with structure (what with perfect predestination loops!) and in general, an easy, engaging writing. This may be stretching it, but it’s one of my current favorites :)

    Eagerly awaiting the film!

  2. I love the categories but it’s a bit tedious because there are so many of them. But am glad that you found this.

    I loved the book as well, it really is a beautiful, beautiful thing. I’m so excited about the film, I hope they don’t ruin it….

    Anyway, the more you read, the better you get a judging books by their covers. Although sometimes the covers are amazingly bad and targeted at the wrong group of people. Then you usually discover them by personal recommendations.

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