A couple of days back Flavorwire did a story on Nora Ephron, which reminded me that it’s been a while since I had my Ephron movie marathon. You’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, Julie and Julia and Sleepless In Seattle – I watch them back to back on my laptop with headphones on and a box of tissues by my side, to see me through the trials and tribulations in the lives of the characters that Ephron created.
Of the many, many movies that I like for various reasons, Sleepless in Seattle is one movie that makes it way to the top on all of my best movie lists. There is something about the story. Ironically for a romantic movie, the lead pair ( Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks) hardly spend about 10 minutes together on the screen, in the same frame, but it ends up lighting your heart like thousand light bulbs. That is my dear friends is movie magic. Absolutely optimistic approach to love and all its friends.
Performances were stellar while being very understated. Music was perfect, which is a rare affair in movies these days. There are scenes in it that are so freakingly amazing that you’ll laugh and cry at the same time. Yes, that’s possible. Like this one where Annie (Meg Ryan) & her friend Becky (Rosie O’Donnell) are watching An Affair To Remember with lots of pop corn and tissues. Annie goes on and on about love in olden days all while watching Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant fall in love and Becky very matter of factly says this
Also Sleepless In Seattle had THE MOST PERFECT movie ending of all time. Don’t trust me then go have a look at the Buzzfeed article that might convince you a little more.