Somewhere in Time

A charming, witty, passionate romantic drama about a love transcending space and time, Somewhere In Time is an old-fashioned film in the best sense of that term. Which means it's carefully crafted, civilized in its sensibilities, and interested more in characterization than in shock effects.

With:
Christopher Reeve Jane Seymour Christopher Plummer Teresa Wright Bill Erwin Sean Hayden

A charming, witty, passionate romantic drama about a love transcending space and time, Somewhere In Time is an old-fashioned film in the best sense of that term. Which means it’s carefully crafted, civilized in its sensibilities, and interested more in characterization than in shock effects.

In the finely wrought screenplay by veteran fantasy writer Richard Matheson, based on his own novel Bid Time Return, Christopher Reeve is a young Chicago playwright who becomes mysteriously fascinated by a 1912 photo of a stage actress (Jane Seymour).

Reeve is drawn to a hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan, where it transpires they actually did meet and have an affair at the time the photo was taken.

Seymour is lovely and mesmerizing enough to justify Reeve’s grand romantic obsession with her.

1971: Nomination: Best Costume Design

Somewhere in Time

Production: Universal/Rastar. Director Jeannot Szwarc; Producer Stephen Deutsch; Screenplay Richard Matheson; Camera Isidore Mankofsky; Editor Jeff Gourson; Music John Barry; Art Director Seymour Klate

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1980. Running time: 103 MIN.

With: Christopher Reeve Jane Seymour Christopher Plummer Teresa Wright Bill Erwin Sean Hayden

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