Ahhh….the fresh aroma of popcorn, movie theater popcorn with extra butter that is. I wish I had one of those little buttons on here where you could “scratch-n-sniff” to get the smell in your head. I would call it a “smell-a-vision” button. Three of my friends and I went to see the movie “The Time Traveler’s Wife” this past weekend. It’s about a Chicago librarian, Henry, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder that sends him hurtling through time whenever he is under extreme duress....wooo! Despite the fact that he seems to “vapor” away at inordinately frequent and lengthy intervals, he attempts to build a stable future with Clare. Clare has been in love with Henry her entire life. You see, she was only six and Henry was a grown man, when they first met in the meadow. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated. His time traveling causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control. Talk about a man out-of-control. Despite the fact that Henry's travels force them apart with no warning ( humorous at times), Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love.
Now having revealed the story line…..the movie gets a little confusing at times…time traveling? Being here or there; or two places at one time. I'm sorry but this just doesn't happen, if it did everyone would know the winning lotto ticket numbers before they were ever drawn. You could pop into the future, see the numbers and come back and buy your ticket! Instant Winner! Come on now… Overall if you do not dwell too much on the technicalities and just focus on the humor and sweet romantic love story in this fantasy…it’s a good movie! Rachel McAdams (Clare), plays a great role….no real-life woman would be that understanding of her husband disappearing at any given moment and Lord only knows when he is going to return much less where he had been! And traveling without clothes…..well you’ll just have to see the movie for that tidbit!
Remember I said there was humor and don’t forget to buy that expensive bag of popcorn and a Coke! Treat yourself, you deserve it!