I originally read the book The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger a few years ago, but have put off seeing the movie a bit. But this weekend, I’m bored, stuck inside in the cold, and in the mood for something that might give me some Doctor/River feels. Steven Moffat drew heavily from the book for River and the Doctor, as well as for his season two episode “Girl in the Fireplace.”
The movie has some good parts—Alba is adorable—but I don’t plan to rewatch it anytime soon. One of the things I liked about the book was how the author worked in lots of details and complexities, which didn’t always translate well to the screen. Even after watching the bonus features about the adaptation, I still felt the film was too rushed. But it was a good film, in its own way.