Tagline: “If you hang around long enough, you’ll see me disappear.”
Translation: Metaphor alert!
The Verdict: The film translation of The Time Traveler’s Wife, based on the 2003 best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger, has had a long journey to the big screen. The manuscript was originally optioned by Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s Plan B production company as a potential vehicle for the duo, but obviously Angelina Jolie got in the way of those plans. Filming began back in September of 2007, with Rachel McAdams starring, but ran into delays when producers needed to wait for co-star Eric Bana’s hair to grow back after he shaved it on the set of Star Trek before they were able to film some reshoots. However, now that all the drama is behind them, the film seems to be well positioned to be a late-summer sleeper hit. After all, the last time McAdams dipped her toes in the sentimental-romance genre, The Notebook grossed some $80 million at the box office.
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