Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in Time (1980) 

In 1972, playwright Richard Collier (Christopher Reeve) becomes fascinated by a photo of Elise McKenna (Jane Seymour), a turn-of-the-century stage actress, while staying at the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, Michigan. As Richard's obsession grows, he learns from a friend that time travel may actually be possible through hypnosis. Richard travels in time to meet Elise, and the two appear destined to be together. However, Elise's jealous manager (Christopher Plummer) attempts to keep them apart.*

IMDb gave it a 7.3 out of 10. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc.

Let me start from the beginning. The movie was set and filmed on the island, which basically made everyone frothing at the mouth excited. Somewhere in Time is a big pride for us because of all the promotion and, frankly, screen time it received. Though it was from a long time ago, you can still find it's footprints on the island. Several stores will sell various memorabilia commemorating the movie.  Also there is a plaque on the side of the island marking the site of a romantic scene.  

Now, here's the thing. It's also so popular on the island and in my family because they used the islanders as extras in the movie. My family are seen in the ballroom dancing at the far corner of the screen. John Findley even bumps into Christopher Reeve and gets a whole second of screen time. My father in particular is pretty sore about the whole thing. See, he went away to a fancy band camp that summer and wasn't there to be a part of the action. Everyone else got to be in the movie except him. 

The island is obsessed with few things. Fudge. Horses. And Somewhere in Time. 


Elizabeth Findley

I'm not really in the professional mood to write a real bio, so just use this as a sarcastic place holder. And, if, for any reason, I never get back to writing this, know what...never mind. Eh. Ehhhhhhhh. I do web shtuff.