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A young writer sacrifices his life in the present to find happiness with a beautiful woman in the past.
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Title: SOMEWHERE IN TIME
Street Release Date: 01/07/2003
It's silly, it's superficial, it's so desperately earnest about its tale of time-spanning love that you almost wish for a cheap flatulence gag just to break the solemn mood. But there's something so unabashedly gushy and entertaining about Somewhere in Time that you can't begrudge its enduring popularity. The film has become a staple of romantic-movie lovers since its release in 1980, and endless showings on cable TV have turned it into a dubious classic of sorts--a three-hanky weeper that anyone can enjoy as a guilty pleasure or a beloved favorite, with no apologies necessary.
In his first film after the star-making success of Superman, Christopher Reeve stars as a contemporary playwright who visits a posh hotel and sees the portrait of an actress (Jane Seymour) who had performed there in 1912. He becomes obsessed with this beautiful woman and learns all he can about her, and then discovers a method of hypnotically transporting himself backward in time to meet her. "Is it ... you?" she says upon seeing the lovestruck playwright, and it's clearly a mutual attraction. But even the slightest reminder of the playwright's modern time can jar him from his seemingly real existence in the past, so his wonderful love affair is constantly just a step from being stolen away.
Based on Richard Matheson's novel Bid Time Return, this flaky film may strain one's tolerance for plot holes and corny romance, but it's hard to deny its lasting appeal--and let's face it, guys, it'll make wives and girlfriends swoon if they're in a tearjerker mood. --Jeff Shannon
- Somewhere In Time
I viewed Somewhere In Time on the television. I enjoyed the mystery of it and also the time period. I determined to start a library of movies I enjoyed so I could randomly relax and forget everything. I have done so and am eagerly awaiting the arrival of Somewhere In Time. Touching love story mixed with exciting conflict. Join me, won't you? ...more info
- Beautiful period piece, but dreadful in every other way
I am a big fan of Jane's work in Dr. Quinn, and I finally
saw SIT on Netflix instant viewing. Although the historical
atmosphere is beautifully evoked, this was a perfectly terrible
film on every other level. The story is simplistic but I
could overlook all that if it at least hung together. But
the many unanswered questions (like the watch, what did
it symbolize; was the Richard who registered in 1912 the
same one in 1978 or was it a name coincidence) ruin even
this oversimplified story. Jane was lovely too look at
but her dialogue was very stilted. A big dissapointment after
all the hype I have read on the blogosphere. I recommend
Dr. Quinn for much more convincing on-screen romance. ...more info
- Fantastic edition
If you enjoyed this movie upon it's original release, you will be taken somewhere in time yourself. The collector's edition offers behind the scene info previously not offered....more info
- Greatest Love Story of All Times
Somewhere In Time, starring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve, is the greatest love story I've ever seen. I saw it on the cable channel when it was first released years ago. I had it on VHS and now I have it on DVD. My recent purchase of the movie was to send it to a friend who hasn't heard of it. How could such a touching movie go unnoticed? The actors portrayed the real emotional side of falling in love...and how it feels to lose it. Would you die for someone you truly loved? What mesaures would you take to search for them once you've lost them? Would you close out the world around you and only share it with that one person? If you haven't seen this movie, you have missed out of on jewel. This movie is in the early acting days for both characters but if you didn't know it, you'd thought they were seasoned veterans on the screen. It is a must see movie. If you have or have not been in love, it's a great viewing experience. If you ever wanted to see an example of what real love is, this movie will do it for you. It will touch your heart and even men will cry. Enjoy!...more info
- If Stephen King Did Romance
If Stephen King, the master of horror and suspense, would ever delve into the world of romance, I suspect that this would be the kind of film he would make.
By combining a Titanic-like romance with a time-travel angle usually reserved for science fiction, this film is unique right from the start. Instead of boring viewers with time-travel technobabble explanations, though, "Somewhere In Time" uses it only as a plot device, not the MAIN event. Essentially, the core of the movie has very little to do with time-travel...time-travel is only the vehicle through which the story can come forward.
I will not reveal any plot details, so as not to spoil your experience with this film, but the plot is very engaging. It will have romantics reaching for the tissue box and less-romantic viewers marveling at the subtle plot nuances.
The acting in this film is also terrific. Christopher Reeve is spot-on as a "normal guy" (much like his Clark Kent of "Superman" fame) who does his best under abnormal circumstances, while Jane Seymour is the epitome of classical beauty.
Overall, this is a film that everyone can enjoy. Women will be wooed by the romance and the handsomeness of Reeve, while men can relate to Reeve's "everyman" character and be fascinated by the time-travel angle. This is a perfect date movie that will leave everyone happy!...more info
- Victorian Romance
'Somewhere In Time' is a clasic film of such a sentimental form of romance that is becoming extinct. This kind of movie is enjoyable and makes one feel the heavenly desire of the heart for love....more info
This is one of the great motion pictures - a classic. It should be in everyone's collection. Romanitc science-fiction. Hard todo well but this is done very well. Besides it has Christopher Reeves`, a genuine hero and Jane Seymour a genuine and beautiful actress...more info
- SomeWhere In Time
This is One of the Rare Enduring Romantic motion Pictures of Our Time.
I Loved it the First Time and I Loved it even more Today.
The Combination of Ms. Jane Seymour & Mr. Christopher Reeve is Heaven.
( but then I'm a big fan of both actors )
The Theme Song is Hauntingly Pure and Emotion Pulling, One that no matter when or where I hear the music.....I remember the movie and the feelings,
I still have in my heart the first time I watched it.
It is a Definite Must See!
In Faith and Hope, God Bless to All :-)
Christina Rodriguez ...more info
- The Most Beautiful Expression of Timeless Love Ever
"Somewhere In Time" is a classic tale, representative of how two spirits, truly separated, cannot be separated, even by time and space. It seems that few people truly find this kind of love, but once found, it rings quite true. With true soulmates, even death cannot separate the two because the two are one and I feel this movie portrays that kind of love well. Saying some words and signatures on paper can never compare to God truly uniting two souls together as one.
Today, many people run out and get married in order to legally have sex and children, yet they don't share this true union of the souls. As difficult as it is to wait for such a union, there is nothing else that can compare. Even having loved and lost in the past has no bearing on this kind of love. May everyone find this kind of love once in their life before they pass from this earthly plane.
- Somewhere Else In Time
A fantastic film with good storyline and very good acting.
This film as been a firm favourite with my wife and I since we first
saw it when it first came out.
Good settings,costumes and highly recomended....more info
- Great old fashion love story
This is a great old fashion love story with a mix of contemporary and period. The location is fabulous, music - a key element, unforgettable, a wonderful story line and two actors at the top of their game. The whole family can enjoy this movie like "Casablanca" or " An Affair to Remeber." All romantics should have this in their video library....more info
- One of the Best Love Stories of all Time
This movie is for the romantic at heart, it is a tear jerker but so worth watching over and over again. Wonderful! Highly recommend!...more info
- Beyond Obsession. Beyond Time Itself...He Will Find Her. He Sacrificed Life In The Present...To Find Love In The Past.
Christopher Reeve ("Superman: The Movie"), Jane Seymour ("Live And Let Die") and Christopher Plummer ("The Sound Of Music") star in this labour of love (as described by Christopher Reeve & Jane Seymour in a celebration/premiere for the 20th anniversary of this tender and classic motion picture). The scene that really got me was when Elise was making her speech about love in the play. Great movie. Sadly, Christopher Reeve had a horrible accidnt in the mid-90's, which meant he would never walk again. I'd have loved to see him and Jane Seymour do another film together. Jane Seymour was radiant as always and excellent as Elise (my favourite character from this movie). Christopher Reeve was terrific, just off his star-making turn in "Superman: The Movie." Christopher Plummer was as authoritarian as he was in "The Sound Of Music" with a touch of menace added. I fail to see why this romantic movie that had very little objectionable material (one "S" word) didn't do well when released in 1980. I highly recommend this heartwarming classic love story to all who enjoy romantic films and or are fans of the actors. I promise, beyond obsession, beyond time itself, you will fall in love. Rated PG....more info
- Somewhere in Time
This movie is a clasic. It is a movie that you could watch over and over. It has a fan group that meets yearly to discuss and meet fellow actors that were in the movie. I saw this movie when I was in highschool back in 1980 and I still love to watch this movie. It really makes you think and feel for the actors....more info
- Excellent concept - poor acting
I love the thought behind this movie. Don't get caught up in the overanalysis of whether it could actually happen. Sit back and enjoy the movie as entertainment. Just too bad Christopher Reeves was cast as the lead. He couldn't act his way out of a paper bag. A more accomplished actor and this would be a 5 star movie....more info