Somewhere in Time

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"Someday in the past he will find her..."
  • PG
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 7.2  (31,637)
  • 29

Somewhere in Time is a romantic fantasy drama film released in 1980, directed by Jeannot Szwarc and written by Richard Matheson. The film stars Christopher Reeve as Richard Collier, a playwright who becomes obsessed with a photograph of a beautiful young woman named Elise McKenna (Jane Seymour) from the late 19th century. After a chance encounter with an elderly woman named Laura Roberts (Theresa Wright), who gives him a pocket watch and tells him to "come back to me," Richard discovers that he has somehow time-traveled back to 1912 and meets Elise.

Richard and Elise fall in love, but their happiness is threatened by Elise's manager, William Fawcett Robinson (Christopher Plummer), who disapproves of their relationship and tries to keep them apart. As Richard tries to navigate the complexities and paradoxes of time travel, he struggles to find a way to stay with Elise and prevent her tragic fate.

The film was shot on location at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, and features beautiful costumes and period details. The love story between Richard and Elise is both romantic and tragic, and the film's tender moments are matched by its moments of tension and suspense as Richard tries to change the course of history.

Somewhere in Time received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising its heartwarming story and beautiful cinematography, while others criticized its melodramatic plot and flaws in its time-travel logic. However, over the years, the film has gained a dedicated fan following and is now considered a cult classic.

The film's score, composed by John Barry, is particularly beloved and features the haunting main theme "Somewhere in Time," which has become a standard in romantic movie soundtracks. The film also inspired a subculture of fans who have visited the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, where the film was shot, in order to experience the romantic atmosphere of the film's setting.

In conclusion, Somewhere in Time is a romantic fantasy drama that tells the story of a time-traveling playwright who falls in love with a woman from the past. The film features beautiful locations and costumes, as well as a heartwarming love story and moments of suspense. Although it received mixed reviews upon its release, it has since become a cult classic and inspired a devoted fan following.

Somewhere in Time is a 1980 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 29.

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    7.2  (31,637)
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