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Somewhere in Time

(DVD - 2000 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Somewhere in Time


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A young writer sacrifices his life in the present to find happiness in the past, where true love awaits him.
Title: Somewhere in time
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. :, Universal Home Video,, c2000.
Edition: Collector's ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the novel Bid time return by Richard Matheson.
Originally released as motion picture in 1980.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Summary: A young writer sacrifices his life in the present to find happiness in the past, where true love awaits him.
Audience: Rated PG.
Local Note: 6 16 29 35 53 62 69 78 97 109 112 118 133 138 143 148 150 151 167 172 173 182 198 210 211 222 224 228 242 262 264 272 274 280
Additional Contributors: Reeve, Christopher - 1952-2004.
Seymour, Jane - 1951-
Plummer, Christopher
Szwarc, Jeannot - 1936-
Matheson, Richard - 1926-2013
ISBN: 078324438X
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Where did the watch come from originally? Think about it.

Report This Jul 30, 2013
  • fuchsiagal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I LOVED this movie--and was greatly surprised that I did. The period costumes, the great acting, and the location: Grand Hotel at Mackinaw Island made it really special. As for going back in time: lighten up you linear thinkers, open up your mind to a beautiful love story, and bring out the Kleenex!

Report This Sep 19, 2012
  • laustcawz rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

rslade--the return trip comes because there's still a penny (dated 1979) in Collier's (Reeve's) suit jacket pocket, which he forgot to leave behind (remember that the only way he's able to travel into the past successfully is that anything that could possibly remind him of the present has been stashed out of sight). The second he takes the penny out & sees its year--that's it. That's why describing 1912 on a played-back tape-recording didn't work. There were no tape-recorders in 1912.

Report This Nov 03, 2011
  • ddonster rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my 80s favorites. Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour make screen magic with an elegant love story. Good stuff even 30 years later.

Report This Sep 07, 2011
  • rslade rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This is a real downer of a movie, and for no particular reason that I can see. The original trip through time pushes credulity, but the return trip just comes out of nowhere. The only strong character is the heavy: all the others are just wimps.

Report This Jun 01, 2010
  • Renman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Time travel through a shift in consciousness, despite the mental struggle of Reeve's character to go back in time. beautiful movie. A thought worth pondering: Time-space doesn't exist. It is an illusion created through perception.

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Report This Sep 19, 2012
  • laustcawz rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Elyse (referring to the gold watch): "It's beautiful. Where did you get it?" Richard: "It was...given to me."

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