Somewhere in Time (1980)
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With this one, leave your cynicism at the door and you'll be find. It is a highly romantic movie where things are explainable only as matters of the heart. Christopher Reeve is a contemporary playwright who falls in love with a actress (Jane Seymour) from 1912. He convinces himself he can go back in time for her, and indeed uses self-hypnosis to make the psychic journey back in time. That it works so well is a testament to the script, direction and acting. Yes, the music is a little cheesy and oppressive, and the love at first sight element almost absurd, but like I always say, buy the premise, buy the bit. As a time travel story, it has some interesting timey-wimey bits for sure, with much of the relationship trapped in a time loop (the reason he falls in love with her picture is because it was taken while she lovingly looked at him in the past, and so on). Christopher Plummer as the tyrannical impresario might be a time traveler too, or at least there are hints that he might be, but it's never resolved. I think I like the ambiguity and am not frustrated by it. Whatever the often jaded modern audience may think, Somewhere in Time, both as a romance and as a time travel fantasy, certainly commits, and that's something not all films can make a claim to.
This movie will make you hate pennies.
A spellbinding, tender, and poignant romance that leaves you breathless!
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