In the film Somewhere in Time, on the opening night of his first play, Richard Collier (played by Christopher Reeve) is greeted by a mysterious older woman who subtly puts an antique watch into his hand with a picture of a beautiful woman. Several years later, wanting to get away from work, Richard decides to take a break and finds himself staying in a hotel where he becomes awe-struck and obsessed by the same photograph he was given inside the watch. On the hunt for answers, he finds out that the woman was an actress back in the 1900's named Elise McKenna (played by the beautiful Jane Seymour.) Unable to get her out of his mind, he resorts to self-hypnosis in the hope of travelling back in time to meet and fall in love with her.
This was such a romantic movie filled with beauty and utter simplicity. Christopher Reeve gave a brilliant performance showing his strong-willed character on the brink of madness and my heart was filled with awe feeling the passionate love between Richard and Elise that endured throughout the film. His obsession with Elise reached a point where the yearning for her became almost heartbreaking to watch. Seeing how far of a journey he went, even in his own mind, makes time travel a truly life-changing experience.
Another tear-jerker of a movie, with the great possibility that if you’re watching this alone, you’ll be finishing off that giant tub of ice cream, by the time the film credits roll.