Box art for Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in Time

drama, romance


Get swept away by one of the most beloved romances ever in this powerful story of a writer (Christopher Reeve) who sacrifices his life in the present to find love in the past.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    59%
  • Audience Score
    89%

common sense

ON for kids age 12
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5
Language
2 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Sex
1 out of 5
Violence
0 out of 5

Moony time travel tale is best for incurable romantics.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that there is little to worry about in this romance. Though to some, the intensity of Richard's desire to go back in time to find Elise may look like an unhealthy obsession.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about love and its power to bring people together, as well as its power to break hearts. How do different people deal with the end of a relationship, or the loss of a loved one? How do Richard and Elise cope with their separation?
  • Time travel is a central theme to this movie. How does Richard try to travel through time? What does the concept of time mean to you? Do you relate to certain eras more than others? Why do you think that this is so?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    59%
    reviews counted: 8
    see all Somewhere in Time reviews
  • Audience

    89%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Director Jeannot Szwarc strains hard for spectacular visual effects, though he's barely able to compose a competent close-up.

- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Monday, December 10, 2007

Fresh:

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

One of the very select few romantic dramas that I not only admit to liking but is also one of my favorite (non-horror) films of all time.

- thefog1331, Thursday, March 5, 2009

3 stars

Ho hum. Christopher Reeve travels back in time by wishing and knows he will fall in love with Jane Seymour. Too much of a chick flick - and I normally don't mind chick flicks.

- Redlats, Saturday, February 14, 2009

3 stars

an average romance, with its only distinction being time travel.

- bookmunki, Wednesday, January 21, 2009