The Time Traveler's Wife

Synopsis: When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare.
Director(s): Robert Schwentke
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 win & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Metacritic:
47
Rotten Tomatoes:
38%
PG-13
Year:
2009
107 min
$63,387,284
Website
156 Views

[WOMAN SINGING

"ES IST EIN ROS ENTSPRUNGEN"]

[BOTH SINGING]

I can't sing.

ANNETTE:

That was fine, Henry.

HENRY:

I can't sing like you.

Of course not.

You're supposed to sing like you.

Dad says I can't carry a tune

in a wheelbarrow.

ANNETTE:

Dad was joking.

I love your voice.

We both love your voice.

[BELL RINGING]

How about "Jingle Bells"?

That you can sing.

[BOTH SINGING "JINGLE BELLS"]

[TIRES SQUEAL]

Mommy!

Henry.

ANNETTE:

...for the third time and said:

'What will you give me

if I spin the straw for you this time also?'

'I have nothing left that I could give,'

answered the girl.

"Then promise me, if you should

become queen, your first child."

"Who knows whether that will ever happen?"

thought the miller's daughter."

[PANTING]

[TIRES SQUEALING]

- No! Mommy!

- Henry. Henry.

- There's nothing you can do. No. Shh.

- Let me go! Mommy!

There's nothing you can do.

Listen. Listen to me.

I don't have much time.

You were in the car. It was spinning.

And all of a sudden...

...you were home

and it was two weeks ago...

...and you were watching yourself.

Watching your mom and dad read to you.

You time-traveled, okay?

Just like I did to come to see you.

I'm you, Henry. Understand?

When you're grown up.

We're the same person.

I know that's hard to understand,

but you will someday.

WOMAN:

Oh, my God.

I have to go now.

But you don't need to be afraid, Henry.

You're gonna be okay, I promise.

WOMAN:

Help that little boy!

[CLOTHING CRUMPLES]

- That took you long enough.

- You have no idea.

Okay.

So Christmas Eve. Got any plans?

Yeah, yeah. Big plans.

WAITRESS:
Anything else?

- No, thank you.

Merry Christmas. Thank you very much.

MAN [ON RADIO]:
Good morning, Chicago.

ChiTown radio time is 8 am.

News and sports are coming up next.

Shaping up to be a warm first day of spring

here in the Windy City.

Excuse me. I'm looking for something

on papermaking at Kelmscott.

Our special-collections librarian

can help you with that.

Can I help you?

Henry?

Yes?

Henry.

It's you.

You told me this would happen.

I'm supposed to act normal,

but I'm not really acting very normal.

I'm sorry.

I really have no idea who you are.

I'm Clare.

Clare Abshire.

Now, I know...

I know you don't know me.

Look, I know how odd this must be for you.

It's odd for me.

But, um...

...would you like to have dinner with me,

and I'll explain?

Henry, we've been planning this dinner

for a long time.

We have?

Go to the Beau Thai. It's your favorite.

- It is.

- Mm-hm.

You look like you've been

having a hard time.

You know, everything's gonna be okay.

So, um, is it "yes," then, to dinner?

Okay.

- Okay.

- Yeah.

Yeah. Um...

- So Beau Thai, 7.

HENRY:
Mm-hm.

See you there.

[LAUGHS]

[SIGHS]

Oh, shit.

[GRUNTS]

COP 1:
Hey.

HENRY:
Oh, man.

Going somewhere, asshole?

I wouldn't bother.

Yeah? Why's that?

[GRUNTS]

- You'll see.

COP 2:
Shut up.

- Dispatch, Unit 11.

DISPATCHER [OVER RADIO]: Go ahead, 11.

I got a...

Jesus Christ.

WAITER:
would you like another glass?

- Sure. Thank you.

Sorry. I was, uh, detained.

- Are you okay?

- Yeah, no big deal.

Thank you.

You do understand

why it is I don't know you?

Uh, of course.

When you're older, you'll travel

back to when I'm a little girl.

For me, ahh...

I mean, I've known you since...

Since I was 6 years old.

Since, um, you appeared in the meadow

behind my parents' house...

...where I used to play.

Um...

You're not really supposed to drink.

Why's that?

Well, you told me that Dr. Kendrick said

that you should stop drinking...

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