The Time Traveler's Wife

Some time after his daughter Alba's 5th birthday, Henry (Eric Bana) at age 43, spends time with his wife Clare (Rachel McAdams) and his friends one last time and says good-bye, knowing that he's going to die soon. Alba told him that he would die after her 5th birthday when he traveled to the future (and Alba was 10 years old). After saying goodbye, Henry once again travels to the forest near Clare's childhood home and he's accidentally shot by a hunter; he then travels back to his home where his wife and friends are and dies. In the future, when his daughter Alba is 9 years old, Henry (at age 38) travels to Clare's childhood home once again and he's greeted by Alba. Clare and Henry embrace one another and say good-bye before Henry travels again. Clare and Alba stand near the forest with Henry's clothes, happy to have seen him again, and waiting for the next time he arrives...

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Continuity mistake: When Henry goes to see Clare at the meadow and Clare is about 18 (after he gets the vasectomy) he kisses Clare, and each time they switch between Henry and Clare, the hair clips on Clare are a different color. The first are aqua blue and then they are yellow and back and forth for the duration of the scene. (01:03:35 - 01:04:40)

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Clare Abshire: I wouldn't change one second of our life together.

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Question: Why can't Henry save his mother from being in the car crash? Couldn't he have warned her when they met on the subway?

Answer: He could have had Claire distract her long enough to delay her car ride and miss the accident.

Answer: Of course not. Why would she listen to him? He's a total stranger. And if he tells her he's her time-travelling son, she'll think he's a nutjob to boot. It's well-established in the book that he tried everything to save her but could never do so, which made him recognise a well-accepted convention of time-travelling lore: big past events can never be changed. Diana Gabaldon wrote an excellent and extensive essay on time-travelling laws, which is probably still available somewhere on the Internet.

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