Time At The Top

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"Susan has the key to an awesome adventure!"
  • G
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 5.7  (646)

Time At The Top is a 1999 science-fiction family film directed by Jim Kaufman and starring Timothy Busfield, Elisha Cuthbert, Gabrielle Boni, and Heather Symmes. The film revolves around the life of Susan Shaw (played by Cuthbert), who has recently moved into a new apartment building in New York City with her mother. Susan is having a tough time adjusting to her new life, especially since her parents recently got divorced and her mother's new job is keeping her away from home a lot.

One day, while exploring the building, Susan discovers an elevator that takes her back in time to the year 1899. There, she meets Victoria Walker (played by Gabrielle Boni), a young girl who is about her age but from a completely different time period. Susan finds herself becoming fascinated with Victoria's life, and the two quickly become friends. The rest of the film follows Susan's adventures as she travels back and forth in time, learning about Victoria's family and the challenges they face.

Throughout the film, Susan's interactions with Victoria and her family provide a unique perspective on the differences between life in the 19th century and the 21st century. Susan is fascinated by the horse-drawn carriages, the lack of modern technology, and the strict social customs of the time. But as she spends more time in the past, Susan realizes that life was not always as rosy as she imagined, and that even in 1899 there were problems and hardships that people had to face.

The relationship between Susan and Victoria is a central theme of the film, and it is one of its strongest aspects. The two girls are from completely different backgrounds, but they share a deep friendship that transcends time and helps them both to grow and learn. Cuthbert and Boni have great chemistry together, and their easy banter and natural interactions make their scenes together some of the best in the film.

Timothy Busfield plays the role of Charles, Victoria's father, and he does an excellent job of portraying a strict, but loving, father who only wants the best for his family. Heather Symmes plays the role of Susan's mother, and while her character is not as well-developed as some of the others, she does a good job of conveying the stress and anxiety that come with being a single parent.

The film's production values are quite good, especially considering its low budget. The costumes and set design are excellent, and they really help to transport the audience to another time and place. The special effects, while not groundbreaking, are still impressive for a film of this size and scale.

Overall, Time At The Top is a charming and enjoyable family film that has a lot of heart. It is not a perfect film, and there are some aspects of it that could have been improved, but it is still a lot of fun to watch. The friendship between Susan and Victoria is a real standout, and it is hard not to be drawn in by the film's warm and uplifting message about the power of friendship and the importance of family. If you are a fan of science-fiction or fantasy films, or if you enjoy heartwarming family dramas, then Time At The Top is definitely worth checking out.

Time At The Top is a 1999 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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    1 hr 36 min
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    5.7  (646)