“Destiny is something we’ve invented because we can’t stand the fact that everything that happens is accidental.” – Annie Reed
Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (Theater in 1993, video, DVD, 8 Sep 2013, 26 Sep 2017 and 1 May 2021)
Link to original review – Here and Here
Brief Synopsis – After his mothers dies, a young boy calls a radio show in order to find a new wife for his lonely father.
My Take on it – Amazing film that ranks ‘in my book’ as being one of the very best Romantic comedies ever made.
the fact that the movie is able to tell two converging stories like this without the characters interacting with one another throughout the film is unbelievable.
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are both superb here in their respective roles and the come across so very realistic ion the way that they portray them.
The story moves along at a great pace and make us really believe the magic between each of the two story lines.
The film has such an amazing soundtrack which enhances all of the scenes to help keep the romantic mod throughout.
The supporting cast is also great with Ross Malinger, Rosie O’Donnell, Rob Reiner, Rita Wilson, Victor Garber, David Hyde Pierce and Bill Pullman all adding so much to the way that this plays out in such a genuine way.
The theme of this film is hope after tragedy and it works so well in making that such a tangible idea that doesn’t feel forced at all.
Nora Ephron’s script is near perfect and resonates brilliance throughout because she gets the dramatic, romantic and comedic bits so right.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – David Hyde Pierce expresses psychological opinions to Meg Ryan about relationships, and in the course of discussion, remarks about Seattle’s rainy weather. David is later cast as Frasier Crane’s psychiatrist brother, living in Seattle, in Frasier (1993). (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)
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