• Somewhere in Time (1980)

Somewhere in Time

Release Date: September 26th, 1980

DVD Release Date: August 19th, 1998

PG |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

In 1972, playwright Richard Collier (Christopher Reeve) becomes fascinated by a photo of Elise McKenna (Jane Seymour), a turn-of-the-century stage actress, while staying at the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, Michigan. As Richard's obsession grows, he learns from a friend that time travel may actually be possible through hypnosis. Richard travels in time to meet Elise, and the two appear destined to be together. However, Elise's jealous manager (Christopher Plummer) attempts to keep them apart.

Cast: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright, Bill Erwin, George Voskovec, Susan French, John Alvin

Director: Jeannot Szwarc

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: Rastar Pictures, Universal Pictures

Keywords: Love triangle, Pursuit, Emotional, 1970s, Quest, 1980s, Heartwarming, Hotel, Love interest, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The whole movie is so solemn, so worshipful toward its theme, that it's finally just silly. show more

  • 63
    TV Guide Magazine

    Jeannot Szwarc does well in the director's chair, and Jean-Pierre Dorleac deserves special commendation for his costumes. But Seymour is given too little to do, and Reeve does too much. show more

  • 50
    Boston Globe

    Somewhere in Time is a glossy, flossy and intermittently interesting piece of kitsch which, with more sensitive craftsmanship, could have been one of the more dazzling screen romances of the year. It's too bad that it's held down by its more overt commercial impulses. [7 Oct 1980, p.1]

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Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design