Intertext and I went to see the Time Traveler's Wife tonight, then for pints at Smiths, where we more or less agreed to like the film.
The more I think of it, though, the more I think it's like Watchmen, easy to appreciate only if you have read the book. Should an adaptation be for readers or should it stand alone as a work of art? I think the latter, and, though I enjoyed watching TTTW, that was likely only because I'd read and enjoyed the book. I expect for someone who hadn't, it would be sometimes rushed and sometimes incomplete.
And . . . the audience was predictably female. Guys, if you wanna get laid, stop by any theatre playing The Time Traveler's Wife and grab an uattached girl. She'll be so glad you're not quite so tragic as the guy she's just seen.