From Rick's Flicks Picks
Sometimes the best sci-fi stories hinge on how they use their central premise. How they use it as a metaphor for common experiences, which puts those experiences into a new focus. Director Robert Schwentke’s adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s popular novel does just that. Having not read the book, I must compliment screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin for taking what Niffenegger created and bringing it to the screen in a fascinating way. The sign of a good adaptation is making the audience want to read the score material. THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE will be the next book I buy.