A lot of people I trust have told me that Audrey Niffenegger*’s novel The Time Traveler’s Wife is actually quite good. The trailer for the movie version – starring Eric Bana as the time traveler and Rachel McAdams as his wife – tells me otherwise. This looks like the worst kind of schmaltzy shit. A total embarrassment. The kind of movie that should be grounds for divorce.
Bana plays a guy with a genetic condition that makes him time travel against his will (Irritable Chronology Syndrome); he meets his wife when she’s a little girl and travels throughout both their lives to see important moments. I wish he could travel back to before I watched this schmaltzy trailer and warn me.
* Some of my best friends are Niffeneggers.