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August 16, 2009


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I haven't read the book, but will probably see the movie. At this point, I'll wait until I've seen the movie to read the book - if I read the book right before seeing the movie I know I'd be disappointed.


The more I reflect on the movie, the more I think that I could have overlooked a lot of the changes if I had liked Eric Bana more as Henry. Rachel McAdmas was such a perfect fit - I was disappointed that I didn't feel attached to Henry until the final third of the movie. A friend told me that the rights to the book were originally purchased by then-married Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston's production company and that they had intended to star in it together. Interesting to think of how that might have changed our views...

That said, I'm glad I saw the movie - although I'm far more happy to have read the book. Thanks for the recommendation!

Stephanie C.

I've only read reviews by people who haven't read the book and it seems they can't appreciate the movie as much, so I'm glad to hear from someone who has read the book.

This is probably my most favorite book of all time so I really can't wait to see the movie!

And of course, all these trailers are making me want to read the book again!


First off, I love this book. I've been sick so I didn't get to the movie like I thought I would this weekend. I have been concerned about the casting of both Clare and Henry, and from what I've read here, that is still my biggest concern. Well, that and the obvious difficulties with translating this incredible book into a movie! But I am going to go, and am heartened to hear McAdams was so good. But Henry is one of my most favorite literary characters, so I hope he doesn't get ruined.


I'm still trying to convince my husband to see this film with me. I read the book a few years ago and it's one of my favourites. One of those books where I'd love to read it for the first time again. Hoping to re-read it before I see the film, but also hoping N changes his mind and we see the film pretty quickly!


I haven't read the book yet and plan to see the movie before I do so. I hoping the movie wouldn't be as disappointing if I'm not comparing the book and movie throughout.


Good review. I liked the movie and agree that it's a great companion. It didn't really add anything (sans the last part) and kept to the story nicely. It's not the book, of course, but it's enjoyable enough.


I loved the movie! I absolutely love Rachel McAdams and she can do no wrong, I swear! She is gorgeous too, even when she's not supposed to be.

I agree about Eric Bana - during the wedding scene, I didn't realize he was from the future because he looked the same to me! The gray hair wasn't too noticeable.


I saw the movie opening night and I did enjoy it as well (as much as I could). The only part that I was really, really disappointed in is the ending. I love the ending of the book and think it would have been a beautiful scene to play out in the movie. Though the ending in the movie was fine.


It's been too long since I read this so I'm glad for this post. I hope to see the movie soon.


I enjoyed this movie too, though it didn't come close to the book, in my opinion.

Carolina gal's Literary Cafe

I did not read the book. Saw the movie. Once I see a movie I don't read the book. Why read a book that you already saw the movie. I liked the movie, was not crazy about it. There were parts of the movie that I felt dragged. Some of the parts were predictable. It was too weird for me. My friend told me she loved the book.


Awesome review!! I agree with pretty much everything you said - the beginning felt rushed and Eric Bana was a poor casting choice for Henry. All in all I felt the movie was pretty good, but not nearly as good as the book. It's been a long while since reading the book, which I loved, and now think it might be a good time to re-read!

Lisa Munley

I skimmed your post because I'm seeing the movie Sunday with some women from my book club. We read the book together a couple years ago. Excited!!

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