Genre Guesstimation – Somewhere in Time (1980)


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s Genre has been chosen by me.  In honor of the month when Marty McFly came to visit us here in 2015, I have decided that we will be reviewing our favorite movies featuring time travel.

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Movies featuring Time Travel…

somewhere in time“Please, don’t leave. You have no idea how far I’ve come to be with you. ” – Richard

Number of Times Seen – 1 (19 Oct 2015)

Brief Synopsis – After receiving a strange message from an old woman, a young playwrite tries to find a way to travel back in time in order to meet the love of his life.

My Take on it – I was initially intrigued by the premise of this movie but I must say that after watching it, I felt that I was left with many more questions than answers.

I just couldn’t ‘buy’ the time travel method implemented here because it was too strange.

Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour are both very good here, but I had trouble believing their romance because I felt no chemistry between them whatsoever.

Bottom Line – Didn’t work so well for me. The time travel method seemed a bit odd and the whole premise elicits more questions than answers. Reeve and Seymour are both good here but their romance didn’t feel real enough to me.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – While Christopher Reeve was filming this movie, the local theater decided to show his latest hit Superman (1978). Many of the “Somewhere” cast joined the locals for the event. Early into the screening, the sound went out. Reeve, who was seated next to Jane Seymour, stood up in the audience and delivered all the lines.(From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not at all. I’m actually surprised that the time travel method actually worked here

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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3 thoughts on “Genre Guesstimation – Somewhere in Time (1980)

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