Apr 23, 2021
In arguably the most humanistic work of his career, Coppola forgoes the epic in favor of the personal.
Apr 24, 2020 affable yet somewhat forgettable endeavor predominantly dominated by cookie-cutter elements...
Aug 23, 2019
Even if it falls apart a bit at the end, it is basically a well-crafted and entertaining film. But I cannot help but be distressed by the fact that... the female time-traveler is passive in and little enriched by her re-exploration of the past.
Jul 30, 2013
No masterpiece, but it at least imparts an important perspective about nostalgia.
Sep 28, 2012
The film often soars into the imaginary heavens of delight but then just as quickly sputters and crash lands due to Coppola's leaden helming.
Dec 14, 2008
This prom-night balloon of a movie floats easily above the year's other exercises in '50s nostalgia. If you dare reach for it, it will land smartly in your heart.
Dec 14, 2008
A charming little comedy grounded in an irresistable performance from Kathleen Turner.
Dec 11, 2007
It's grave, lumbering, arrhythmic, and bloated, an emotional hogwallow of catchpenny insights and easy sentimentality.
Dec 11, 2007
The movie has many lovely moments and just as many dead spots, but its strengths make this atypical film from Francis Coppola a worthwhile viewing experience.
Dec 11, 2007
What makes this treatment unique is that the jokes aren't so much derivative of pop culture, but are instead found in the learned wisdom of a middle-aged woman reacting to her own teenage dilemmas.
Apr 4, 2007
Centering on a female protag (well-played by Kathleen Turner) and dealing with a similar universal fantasy of revisiting your past, Coppola's small-town fable is a wonderful companion piece to Back to the Future, which was released a year earlier.
Jul 6, 2006
Coppola displays a rare light and comedic touch in this charmer.
Feb 9, 2006
Ignore the ridiculous happy ending of this film, and you have a much more fatalistic exercise in which Coppola eschews easy laughs in favour of the exposure of feeling and the fact that these people's lives, however empty, matter to them.
Dec 5, 2005
Nicolas Cage lets the comedy rip. "You mean my wang?"
Jun 11, 2005
One of the best romantic comedies of the 80's...."Back to the Future" meets "Somewhere in Time"
Jan 27, 2005
Aug 18, 2004
A very entertaining and involving movie boasting a cornucopia of delightful comic moments and scenes which go straight for the heart.
Jun 4, 2004
Jul 10, 2003
Twisted, touching and a great vehicle for Turner
Jul 8, 2003