The Time Traveler’s Wife parents guide

The Time Traveler’s Wife

Overall C+

Some wives complain that their men don't spend enough time with them. For Clare (Rachel McAdams) the issue is even more of a problem because her husband Henry (Eric Bana) was born with a rare genetic disorder causing him to involuntarily travel through time. Despite the obvious challenges, Clare does all she can to maintain their relationship.

Violence C+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C+
Substance Use B

Why is The Time Traveler’s Wife rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Time Traveler’s Wife PG-13 for thematic elements, brief disturbing images, nudity and sexuality.

Run Time: 107 minutes

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Why is The Time Traveler’s Wife rated PG-13? The Time Traveler’s Wife is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements, brief disturbing images, nudity and sexuality.

This romance with a sci-fi twist contains many views of rear male nudity (in a non-sexual context) and one scene of rear female nudity. A couple of scenes depict pre-sexual activity, including one where a man touches a woman’s breasts (with clothes on). A man is frequently seen stealing clothing and breaking into cars and buildings. A car accident is shown from the interior view of a car, which is spinning out of control—a child passenger has blood on his hands. As well, an exterior view shows the car hit by a truck and bursting into flames. A man is seen with bloody injuries on a couple of occasions, once from an accidental gunshot. A pregnant woman discovers blood on her pants and in her bed. The script includes discussions surrounding conception, miscarriage and vasectomy. A non-explicit birthing scene is included. A father teaches his child how to pick locks. Language includes a couple of uses of scatological slang, several terms of deity, a few mild profanities and one milder substitution for a sexual expletive. A man discusses using prescription tranquilizers. A man cheats in a lottery.

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The Time Traveler’s Wife
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Nudity, Coarse Language, Violence.
Alberta PG Nudity, Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
Ontario G Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "The Time Traveler’s Wife"

Cast and Crew

The Time Traveler’s Wife is directed by and stars Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Time Traveler’s Wife movie is February 9, 2010. Here are some details…

Release Date: 9 February 2010

The Time Traveler’s Wife arrives in DVD with the following bonus material:

- Featurette: Time Traveler’s Wife: Love Beyond Words

The Time Traveler’s Wife arrives on Blu-ray with these extras:

- Featurette: Time Traveler’s Wife: Love Beyond Words and Unconventional Love Story.

- Digital Copy of the film.

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Time differences create romantic challenges for couples in other movies too, including The Lake House, Forever Young and Somewhere In Time.