The Time Traveler's Wife

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Tearjerker is too gloomy for tweens and younger teens.

PG-13 2009 107 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 26 reviews

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age 18+

Amazing, Magical and Beautiful!

age 14+

A heartwarming flick for 14+

The time traveler's wife is a very enjoyable story of a man who travels back and forth in time. When he travels, he disappears and leaves his clothes behind, so he appears naked wherever he ends up (not much shown though). He marries the woman of his dreams (Rachel McAdams) who doesn't seem to mind his constant disappearing in the middle of things, including their wedding. They eventually have a child together after several miscarriages and their daughter turns out to be a time traveler too. But even though they are able to go back & forth in time, they can't change anything or anyone, but they can visit their loved ones who have died and sort of relive that moment again. Really cute movie, I wasn't expecting it to be any good. It's also quite sad but in a good way. Language is not too bad, it has several uses of sh*t, son of a b*tch, [email protected], no "f" words. Sexual content has mostly kissing, one heavy make-out scene before sleeping together, laying in bed together, a couple scenes of nudity showing only a man and woman's butt. Violence includes a gunshot that leaves a man bleeding to death, a woman has miscarriages and you see her bleeding more than once. A slap to the face and one quick fist fight scene. There's some drinking towards the beginning. I would definitely recommend teens 14+ see it!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing

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