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Somewhere, Tomorrow

Media Blasters // 1983 // 91 Minutes // Rated PG
Reviewed by Judge Brett Cullum // April 21st, 2006

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All Rise...

By stunning coincidence, Judge Brett Cullum will be somewhere tomorrow, too.

The Charge

An eighteen year old Sarah Jessica Parker sees dead people.

The Case

Somewhere, Tomorrow is a feature from 1983 that would probably have been forgotten completely, but since it stars just over forty "hottie" Sarah Jessica Parker (Failure to Launch, Sex and the City, The Family Stone) Media Blaseters has dug it up for DVD. So now you can check out Sarah as a teen in a sappy melancholy drama with lots of dead people and horses. This movie's reserved for bargain bins across the country, and will probably only appeal to fans of Sarah.

Sarah plays Lori, who has recently lost her father in a plane crash. Lori is troubled over this, and upset when she finds out her mom is planning to remarry and sell the family ranch. One day while out riding she witnesses a plane crash. During her attempt to help, she is thrown from her horse and hits her head. She meets a man named Terry Stockton who was helping to fly the plane. Later she finds out he died in the crash, but for some reason she can see him. She starts to fall in love with her spectral friend, and can't understand why she is the only one who can see or touch him.

The script for this melodrama is actually okay. It has enough twists and turns to keep it moving at a fair clip, and none of it is overly obvious. Sarah Jessica Parker plays things for real, and proves she was a talented teen even before she got famous. Of course during this era she had just come off her TV series Square Pegs, and was about to be cast in Footloose. She seems slightly awkward trapped in between her geek persona on TV and the blooming woman she was later to become. Somewhere, Tomorrow is a low budget curiosity, an After School Special crossbred with a Twilight Zone episode.

Media Blasters offers up a no-frills budget DVD for the curious Sarah Jessica Parker faithful. The movie comes in a mono fullscreen edition with no extras. The picture is grainy, and has plenty of scratches and nicks. There are moments when it all looks pretty clear, but for the most part it looks on par with a television movie from the early '80s. The sound is muddy at times, but comes off okay given the circumstances.

If you stumble across this title it's worth about ten bucks as an oddity, but mainly this is simply a way to cash in on a famous name. You could certainly do worse than watching a teenaged Sarah Jessica Parker do the whole Ghost routine. The real question is, do you want to? I'd rather see Square Pegs make its way in to my collection somehow.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 75

Perp Profile

Studio: Media Blasters
Video Formats:
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono (English)
• None
Running Time: 91 Minutes
Release Year: 1983
MPAA Rating: Rated PG
• Drama

Distinguishing Marks

• None


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