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Time Traveler’s Wife Creator Speaks Out About Grooming Reviews

The Time Traveler’s Wife faces some current criticism.

Theo James and Rose Leslie star in the new HBO Max adaptation of Audrey NiffeneggerThe 2003 novel about Henry (James), a man with a genetic condition that causes him to travel through time unpredictably and his wife Clare (Leslie) who is forced to adjust to life while he is away.

At points in the story, Henry travels back in time and spends time with Clare as a child, raising red flags that he groomed her to be his wife. Grooming is the act of establishing emotional trust and connection with someone in order to later take advantage of the person, often in abusive and abusive ways.

Critics disputed the plot point. the San Francisco Chronicleit is Carla Meyer wrote in his review: “With his Duskbanal dialogue and worldview, a lack of adventures, and a supposed love story that’s more like a grooming story.”

RogerEbert.comit is Nandini Balial okay, writing, “the pair are forming what the show would like to call a friendship, but I prefer to think of it as just grooming. Ages 6-18, [Clare]in her own words, shapes her libido around Henry.”

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