Somewhere in Time

1980 PG 1h 44m DVD

Somewhere in Time

1980 PG 1h 44m DVD
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In this unabashedly romantic film, a playwright obsessed with a picture of an early 1900s actress wills himself back in time to find the woman, and the two begin a love affair. But what does living in the past mean for their future?
Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright, Bill Erwin, George Voskovec, Susan French, John Alvin, Eddra Gale
Jeannot Szwarc
Widescreen 1.85:1
Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

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.

Sexual Content

Kissing between Richard and Elise and a vague shot of his bare shoulder when they are presumably in bed together. A woman walks around in a corset and stockings. Richard's bare chest is shown.


Not applicable


"Damnit," "damn," 'Christ," and "s--t."

Social Behavior

Love is more important than time and space in this movie. Richard does all that he can to go back in time to be with the woman of his dreams.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A beer bottle on Richard's dinner table, plus some champagne sipping by diners in the 1912 dinner scene.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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