Henry DeTamble (Eric Bana) witnesses his mother's death in a car accident at a very young age, but is saved from the crash by seemingly time-travelling to another time and space. Later, still unable to control his ability, he meets a young woman in the library where he works who has been sent to talk to him - by his future self. He can't help but fall in love with her, but its not easy being married to a time-traveler.
Our Rating: 9/10 - Honestly it's quite enjoyable
Contributed By: JT
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Runtime: 147
- Budget: $39,000,000
- Revenue: $63,414,846
- Production: New Line Cinema
They are happily married, however at times under stress (and something to do with being close to a tv) Henry's time-traveling becomes worse and he is away for longer periods at a time. To save his wife from working, his buys a lottery ticket for a guaranteed $5million - and buys a luxurious house with the winnings which has a studio in the grounds.
They try for a baby, but each time it seems the foetus can time-travel and they suffer miscarriages. He finds a geneticist (Tobolowsky), proves to him he can time travel, and from a series of CAT scans finds the proof he needs that he suffers from a rare chromosome condition that would be passed down to his children.
Unable to go through the heartbreak again, Henry has a vasectomy. Clare is angry that she wasn't consulted. That night she answers a call from a trapped Henry from the past to pick him up. He is happy to get out the rain - and they have sex. Later she becomes pregnant - tells Henry that it wasn't technically cheating, and that she doesn't want to fight so that the baby will be less likely to time travel.
Henry travels to the future - and meets his 10-year old daughter. She tells him that she also is a time traveler, and she is happy to see him - so he guesses that he must have died before she was 10.
Clare and Henry have the baby and call her Alba. About this time, Henry also has the first glimpse of his death - while enjoying a party with their friends, suddenly a naked Henry appears on the floor, shot in the side, and looking like he is close to death, until he disappears a few seconds later.
When Alba is five years old, she is visited by her older self, who warns her that her dad will die later that year and that she has to be strong.
With other glimpses showing the time of the death, Henry knows it will be cold with fireworks outside so he guesses it's New Years Eve. First, he returns from a different time suffering badly from frostbite. He makes a recovery, without losing his leg, but is stuck in a wheelchair which makes his travelling even more dangerous.
On New Years Eve, they throw a small party. Henry first thanks Gomez for being a good friend, then asks to speak with Clare outside. As he says his goodbyes, he starts to disappear.
He wakes in the grounds of Clare's dad's mansion next to a buck - and is soon shot by Clare's father. He reappears in the family home and dies.
Later, Alba is playing with friends when Henry appears. He is wearing the same clothes that Clare used to always put out. Alba tells the other kids to run and get her mother, while she talks with her old man. Clare sprints to meet them - and is ecstatic to see her husband again. He tells her that he kept it a secret as he wants her to move on with her life. They kiss and he disappears. She picks up the discarded clothes, and then Clare and Alba leave the meadow together, happy to have seen and said goodbye to Henry one last time.