I’m not feeling all that great today so I’ve been stuck at home watching the most beautiful film of them all: ‘Sleepless in Seattle’. I don’t want to give spoilers (because frankly, every person on the planet should have seen this film already!), but it stars Tom Hanks as lonely widower Sam Baldwin and Meg Ryan as an old romantic who, after Sam’s son Jonah calls in a call-in radio chat show, becomes infatuated with the man known as ‘Sleepless In Seattle.’.
The film is so romantic. Call me a soppy teenager, but the film just pulls at every girls’ heartstrings. It shows the influence of Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr’s ‘An Affair to Remember’, whose storyline is simply stunning. The two planning to meet at the top of the Empire State Building at sunset on Valentine’s Day, but Terry (Deborah Kerr) is struck down by a car in her haste and disabled for the rest of her life. I don’t want to ruin this film either, but it is just so romantic! One becomes sentimentally attached to both stories, and you simply can’t get to the end without bringing out the tissues at least twice.
So, today, I just want to give you guys a couple of quotes to think about.
“Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories.”
-Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr), An Affair t0 Remember
“Destiny isn’t something we’ve invented because we can’t stand the fact that everything that happens is accidental.”
-Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), Sleepless In Seattle
So, go watch ‘Sleepless In Seattle’ and ‘An Affair to Remember’, and let the good old vintage romance make you cry.