Sleepless in Seattle is Perfect
Sleepless in Seattle
Directed by Nora Ephron
Written by Jeff Arch, Nora Ephron, and David S. Ward
This remains a classic romantic comedy* and hits all its marks. It’s even stronger because the two characters play out their own stories, but we know by the end that they are meant to be together. It’s also a movie that inspired me to do my homework** and uses so many good actors in small roles.***
The verdict: Recommended
Cost: Netflix monthly fee ($8.99)
Where watched: at home
Consider also watching:
- When Harry Met Sally
- Notting Hill
- Pretty Woman
*I don’t think I watched this more than once or twice, yet so many of the scenes were as familiar as if I had seen it more recently than the 1990s. The soundtrack, however, I wore out during my early college years.
**I watched two movies because of this movie. (An Affair to Remember, The Dirty Dozen) I didn’t love either of them.
***Tiny Gaby Hoffman! Calvin Trillin! Rita Wilson! Rosie O’Donnell! Carey Lowell! David Hyde Pierce! Frances Conroy! (I had to look her up, but she was the mom in Six Feet Under.)
- It’s always hard to deal with the mismatched love interest. How do you feel about the breakup scene?
- What’s another movie that makes good use of the map?
Favorite IMDB trivia item:
The scene between Tom Hanks and Victor Garber crying over the movie The Dirty Dozen (1967) was completely improvised during the take.
Other reviews of Sleepless in Seattle:
Note that the Metacritic list is made up of fifteen men and two women. Grrr.
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