I went and saw the Time Traveler’s Wife last night with a bunch of ladies and I hated it. Out of the 6 of us, 3 had read the entire book, 1 was half way through and 2 of us had not read it. I did not read it. Out of the 6 of us? Not a ONE liked the movie. We all hated it. Everyone who read the book, loved the book and still hated the movie. Every time I picked up the book, I would just think, eh no. But I kept thinking that the previews for the film looked pretty good and I like Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana is cute, so sure. But I kept thinking, are you serious???
Eric Bana’s character is Henry, a man who is a time-traveler and Rachel McAdams’s character is Clare, the person Henry falls in love with and marries. Henry pretty much visited Clare her entire life and then they reconnect, fall in love and get married. Yadda yadda yadda… Okay, one of my biggest pet peeves with the movie was when Clare would keep saying she had no choice in falling in love with Henry, staying with Henry, marrying Henry and what not. Basically saying, she couldn’t control who she fell in love with. With to a certain extent, no she could not. But she KNEW what she was getting into and I think her character kept coming off as whiney and I wanted to smack her. (Still love Rachel McAdams).
Henry just did not come across as likeable either. He was a big jerk. A big needy jerk The only characters I ended up liking were Gomez and Alma.
So, I do not believe I will be picking up the book anytime soon.
Have you read The Time-Traveler’s Wife? What did you think? Have you seen the movie? Did you like it or hate it?