I'm torn. *spoilers*
Honestly, I don't know what to think of this movie. I've seen this movie three times (why is one of life's mysteries) and I still have no idea what I'm supposed to think. I love a good tragic romance, but here is a movie that I still am debating if it's even good and worthwhile.
The movie stars Eric Bana as the titled time traveler. He jumps throughout time with no real explanation as to how or why and we learn that it's his genetics, I guess. Now here's the part that has me debating: he meets Rachel McAdams at a library and it's an odd first meeting. She recognizes him instantly but he doesn't seem to remember her at all. And then *Wallapoo*! He's in a meadow. He's traveled back in time and is hiding in a bush, completely naked (oh yeah, forgot to mention that his clothes don't travel with him. While this isn't normally an important detail, I just want you to be aware of just how creepy the next few minutes are). And just beyond the bush is Rachel McAdams (I don't remember the names of the characters) as a 6-year-old. That's right. She develops a relationship and later marries the naked man in the woods she met when she was 6 YEARS OLD! I seriously hope I am not the only one who notices that there's so much wrong with that sentence.
Of course, technically due to time he does meet her in the library, but that's not how she met him. She still falls in love with the naked man in the woods. I know it's Eric Bana, but still it's quite...uncomfortable to think about. But whatever. That aside it's a decent drama. I think my criticism comes from that it's /too/ dark and depressing. To those who know me, this might sound strange but a lot of times (there are exceptions) an audience needs to be able to breathe every now and again. You need to balance the heavy drama with lighter moments so that the moments that are meant to hurt hurt more. This resulted in me having a hard time caring for these characters. I'm supposed to care when Eric Bana dies but I don't. The movie doesn't give me much reason to care, especially since I know he can just *wallapoo* and he's back.
Overall it was alright. I've seen much worse romantic dramas but I probably wouldn't recommend this to anyone. There's better movies that deserve your time more. It's just a very blah movie with a blah atmosphere. Not bad, but there's really not much that saves it.