Beloved actor Christopher Reeves captivated us in “Superman.” Not only were we drawn to him by his physique, but that smile made women weak in the knees. Christopher Reeves then went on to keep us enamored, holding us in his grip with other movies one of which he co-stars with lovely Jane Seymour. “Somewhere in time” is the fantasy tale of love that transcends time.
When we lost him in 2004, the world lost the “Greatest” Superman ever. In “The Man of Steel” if you look really hard, when “The Man of Steel” bolts from earth to beyond the skies, the image portrayed incorporates the face of Reeves several times while in focus. A tribute to Christopher Reeves and our love for the star and sadness at losing this great star. With a sincerity and grace that probably will never be matched, Reeves was “The Man of Steel.”
Spoiler Alert: As “Somewhere in Time” opens, Play writer Richard Collier played by Christopher Reeves is approached by an elderly lady. Slowly she approaches him and places in his hand a gold watch. While doing so, she states “Come back to me.” This haunts Collier as he has never seen the woman before. He continues to think about the scenario until when not working, he decides to take a road trip. When doing so, he finds a hotel that draws him for some reason. He stops to spend time at the location.
While there, he sees the picture of a woman he feels an attraction to for some reason. He is drawn to the picture and begins to seek information on the woman in the portrait. When asking hotel workers about the picture, he is told it is a portrait of an actress who once lodged there by the name of Elise McKenna. Elise McKenna is portrayed by Jane Seymour.
He begins to seek out information about Elise McKenna and discovers the woman who approached him was Elise. He does not understand what happened and begins to seek additional answers about time travel as he feels this is the only explanation. He then hypnotizes himself to journey back in time to when Elise stayed at the inn. He rediscovers the love they shared when finally able to hypnotize himself and return to the time of the visit.
When he is about to marry the woman of his dreams, something takes him out of the state of hypnosis and he can no longer get back to Elise. He is quickly transported back to present day. When doing so, Collier is heartbroken. He sets himself apart from the world and locks himself in his room for days.
One of the most unique spins on time travel and love is the movie “Somewhere in Time.” The captivating beauty of Jane Seymour paired with the physique of Reeves makes reviewers swoon as they observe the on screen magnetism of the two stars.
Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour were each nominated for Best Actor and Actress awards for their roles in “Somewhere in Time.” Together, the movie received 10 nominations with six wins. Reeves won the 1981 Fantafestival Best Actor Award.