YMMV / Somewhere in Time

  • Award Snub: Despite its tremendous acclaim, John Barry's score was not even nominated for an Oscar. It did get a Golden Globe nod, however.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: John Barry's score is simply wonderful.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: While it flopped in America, it was a huge hit in China and Hong Kong, where the film continued playing in theaters for an entire year and later was rereleased due to its popularity.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The death of Richard, considering that Christopher Reeve himself died at the not particularly old age of 52 in real life.
  • Narm: The sheer abruptness of Richard looking at the penny and being catapulted back to the present is unintentionally hilarious, especially the dramatic musical sting and Elise screaming "REEEEE-chaaarrd!!!"
  • Narm Charm: The plot is clichéd, melodramatic, and there's more than one plothole... and somehow, it still works.
  • Tear Jerker
  • Vindicated by Cable: The film was a critical and commercial failure upon release, but acquired a cult following though cable reruns. International Network of Somewhere In Time Enthusiasts (I.N.S.I.T.E.), an official fan club, was formed in 1990 and continues to meet regularly.