A review of my favorite movie of all time!
| Released on October 3, 1980, Jeannot Szwarc's science-fiction romance, Somewhere in Time has been capturing the hearts of movie lovers for over thirty years. Jeannot Szwarc, director of the summertime thriller Jaws 2, brought to the large screen Richard Matheson's screenplay based on his novel, Bid Time Return The movie takes place almost entirely at the world-renowned Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Although the movie was not a blockbuster, it has an almost cult-like following, with hundreds of fans visiting the Grand Hotel during its Somewhere in Time weekend.
Christopher Reeve, Superman, plays the dashing playwright, Richard Collier, who visits the hotel to alleviate writer's block. While there, he becomes enamored by a portrait of an American actress, Elise McKenna, played by actress Jane Seymour, Live and Let Die. Through hypnosis, Richard travels back in time to meet Miss McKenna and her manager, played by Christopher Plummer, of The Sound of Music fame. The result is a beautifully moving love story.
Though some may find the story a bit campy and , dare I say, hokey, it is wonderfully portrayed by these gifted actors. The story, rich with beauty, is augmented by John Barry's original soundtrack, which includes the Eighteenth Variation from Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini. What a beautiful stay-at-home date night this move would make.