Most people (like myself) will mainly know Christopher Reeve from his work in the various Superman movies and the horse riding accident which left him paralysed till he died in 2004. I had not seen him act outside of his role as Superman, so I was interested to check out some of his other work. When I read that this was a time travel movie, the decision was easily made which one I would watch.
Reeve plays Richard Collier, a succesful playwright, who is approached by a very old woman. She gives him a watch and tells him to come back to her. Although he thinks it is weird, he doesn’t do much with it until years later, when he’s suffering from writer’s block, he decides to check into a hotel. When he sees a picture of a woman in the hotel he slowly becomes obsessed by her, trying to find all the information he can about her. He wants to meet her and hypnotises himself to go back into time and meet her.
I’ve seen quite a lot of time travel movies, but this was the first one where the main character travelled by just wanting to do it. It was original and Reeve plays the role in a very entertaining way. The movie itself is sweet and syrupy and very romantic, so I’m sure not everyone will enjoy it. Personally though I has a great time with it and if you are looking for a romantic time travel movie you can’t go wrong with Somewhere in Time.