Back to the Future (1985)
November 3, 2020 3:03 PM - Subscribe
Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.
The movie, in fact, resembles Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" more than other, conventional time-travel movies. It's about a character who begins with one view of his life and reality, and is allowed, through magical intervention, to discover another.Shelia Benson, LA Times:
If “Back to the Future” (citywide) had been about the size of, say, “Repo Man,” it might have been one of those appealing films that begs to be adopted. It’s not. It’s big, cartoonish and empty, with an interesting premise that is underdeveloped and overproduced.Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune (Archived):
So although ''Back to the Future'' would seem to be part of what`s wrong with the often juvenile subject matter of today`s American movies, upon closer inspection--preferably from your neighborhood theater--it owes a great deal to Hollywood`s storied past, where films were finely crafted to appeal to everyone.