Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Time Travelers Wife

Has anyone seen this yet or read the book? I went to see it tonight with my sister-in-law Marcie and I am having mixed feelings. I think I better read the book because it seemed really intriguing but something was missing. You know when you have read a book and then see the movie and you can follow along because in your head you know the background??? But then you think to yourself how are other people following if they haven't read the book??? I felt like the other people...the outsiders who don't have the inside scoop. I felt like I was missing large pieces of information or story and therefore didn't have a strong connection with the characters. I wanted to feel their emotion but I never felt that attached to them and so I merely watched and that was it.

You see, I am a big time lover of "crying" movies, movies like 'The Notebook' and 'P.S. I Love You'. Of course these are books too, but even though I did not read the books until after I saw the movie, I still was very emotional while watching. I felt that the movie, while it didn't stick strictly to the book, still conveyed the emotion.

In 'The Time Travelers Wife', I just never had that emotional attachment. Hmmm, I don't know maybe I am just rambling but I thought I would share my mini review and if anyone wants to read the book I will be starting soon and would love to discuss it.

P.S. I think Rachel McAdams is gorgeous and she was really great in the movie


All It Takes is One Hello
I took the time to say hello
To someone that I didn't know
To someone who was walking by,
A look of sadness in her eyes.
And when she smiled back gratefully
And said a warm hello to me,
I realized my "little gift"
Had given both of us a lift!
You never know just whom you'll meet
Throughout your day on any street,
People just like me and you
With loneliness and problems, too,
Yet life is always better when
We take the time to be a friend
To someone we don't even know-
And all it takes is one hello.

3 comments:

Lisa R said...

um, didn't want to jump the gun, but this is the first book in our YCBC :) So, definately pick it up if you can! I can't wait to read it!

Sally P said...

how exciting!!! I will wait to read it and find something else for now but I can't wait to discuss it in YCBC :):):)

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with you on the TTW Movie!!! Love those types of movies and was confused walking out...hmm...maybe I don't understand time travel? lol...well anyway love the new layout of the bloggie blog...keep them coming :)
AmyBaker