History Film / SleeplessInSeattle

2nd Mar '18 7:36:29 PM captainpat
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%%* HotScoop: Annie's a journalist.
27th Jan '18 4:37:32 PM nombretomado
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* HeldGaze: The Anniversary Edition [=DVD=] cover shows Creator/TomHanks and MegRyan looking into each other's eyes like this because it is the quintessential "romantic" pose.

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* HeldGaze: The Anniversary Edition [=DVD=] cover shows Creator/TomHanks and MegRyan Creator/MegRyan looking into each other's eyes like this because it is the quintessential "romantic" pose.
20th Jan '18 6:37:14 AM Brainbin
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A 1993 SleeperHit[[labelnote:*]][[{{Pun}} We know]]: [[{{Rimshot}} Ba-dum tsshh]]![[/labelnote]] which infused a fluffy RomanticComedy with a degree of PostModernism. As director/co-writer Creator/NoraEphron put it, "Our dream was to make a movie about how movies screw up your brain about love and then if we did a good job, [[StartXToStopX we would become one of the movies that screwed up people's brains about love forever]]."

Creator/TomHanks is Sam Baldwin, a recently-widowed architect from Chicago who's trying to start life anew in Seattle with his eight-year-old son Jonah (Ross Malinger). Jonah's idea for helping his father find a new wife involves calling a radio talk show on Christmas Eve and putting Sam on the air. Annie Reed (Creator/MegRyan), a Baltimore news reporter who's engaged to the pleasant-but-bland Walter (Bill Pullman), happens to tune in to the show and falls in love with Sam. Sam and Annie then spend the rest of the movie trying to find reasons not to meet. You can guess what happens at the end.

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A 1993 SleeperHit[[labelnote:*]][[{{Pun}} We know]]: [[{{Rimshot}} Ba-dum tsshh]]![[/labelnote]] which infused a fluffy RomanticComedy with a degree of PostModernism. As director/co-writer Creator/NoraEphron put it, "Our dream was to make a movie about how movies screw up your brain about love and then if we did a good job, [[StartXToStopX we would become one of the movies that screwed up people's brains about love forever]]."

" The film stars Creator/TomHanks and Creator/MegRyan, in their second screen pairing (preceded by ''Film/JoeVersusTheVolcano'' and followed by ''Film/YouveGotMail'').

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is Sam Baldwin, a recently-widowed architect from Chicago who's trying to start life anew in Seattle with his eight-year-old son Jonah (Ross Malinger). Jonah's idea for helping his father find a new wife involves calling a radio talk show on Christmas Eve and putting Sam on the air. Annie Reed (Creator/MegRyan), (Ryan), a Baltimore news reporter who's engaged to the pleasant-but-bland Walter (Bill Pullman), happens to tune in to the show and falls in love with Sam. Sam and Annie then spend the rest of the movie trying to find reasons not to meet. You can guess what happens at the end.
21st May '17 5:57:49 PM DrOO7
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* HappilyMarried: All dialogue makes it obvious that Sam and his wife were this.


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* TemptingFate: Sam's last line of the prologue is to declare, "This kind of thing doesn't happen twice", referring to great love he had for his wife, in response to his sister's insistence that he'll meet someone eventually. Sure enough, his reaction when he sees Annie shows that he's wrong.
28th Apr '17 8:15:15 PM DrOO7
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* DeadPersonConversation: Maggie appears to Sam on New Year's Eve to share a drink with him.


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** Sam seems quite close to tears of relief when he finds Jonah at the end of the film.
4th Nov '16 12:38:49 AM DrOO7
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* AdultFear: Losing one's spouse.
** Sam's desperation to find Jonah after the latter sneaks off to New York City is wrenching.
--> "What if something happened to you? What if I couldn't get to you? What would I have done? You're my family. You're all I have."


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* DoorClosesEnding: After Annie, Sam, and Jonah get on the elevator, the doors close and we cut to the outside of the Empire State Building.
2nd Nov '16 9:35:45 PM DrOO7
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* ParentWithNewParamour: At one point, Sam dates a woman who Jonah hates.

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* ParentWithNewParamour: At one point, Sam dates a woman who Jonah hates. Conversely, without even having met her, he readily declares Annie as "my new mom."



%%* RaceForYourLove

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%%* RaceForYourLove* RaceForYourLove: Annie tears across New York City to reach Sam at the Empire State Building.
* SecondLove: Annie will be this to Sam.
* SexyShirtSwitch: A deleted scene from the original script has Sam having a fantasy about Annie dressed like this.
4th Aug '16 10:54:32 AM dsneybuf
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The film is a bit non-traditional in that the romantic leads don't even meet [[spoiler: until the very end (except briefly earlier on)]].
10th May '16 7:08:47 PM JamesAustin
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A 1993 SleeperHit[[labelnote:*]][[{{Pun}} We know:]] [[{{Rimshot}} Ba-dum tsshh]]![[/labelnote]] which infused a fluffy RomanticComedy with a degree of PostModernism. As director/co-writer Creator/NoraEphron put it, "Our dream was to make a movie about how movies screw up your brain about love and then if we did a good job, [[StartXToStopX we would become one of the movies that screwed up people's brains about love forever]]."

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A 1993 SleeperHit[[labelnote:*]][[{{Pun}} We know:]] know]]: [[{{Rimshot}} Ba-dum tsshh]]![[/labelnote]] which infused a fluffy RomanticComedy with a degree of PostModernism. As director/co-writer Creator/NoraEphron put it, "Our dream was to make a movie about how movies screw up your brain about love and then if we did a good job, [[StartXToStopX we would become one of the movies that screwed up people's brains about love forever]]."
10th May '16 7:08:14 PM JamesAustin
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A 1993 SleeperHit[[labelnote:*]][[{{Rimshot}} Ba-dum tsshh]]![[/labelnote]] which infused a fluffy RomanticComedy with a degree of PostModernism. As director/co-writer Creator/NoraEphron put it, "Our dream was to make a movie about how movies screw up your brain about love and then if we did a good job, [[StartXToStopX we would become one of the movies that screwed up people's brains about love forever]]."

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A 1993 SleeperHit[[labelnote:*]][[{{Rimshot}} SleeperHit[[labelnote:*]][[{{Pun}} We know:]] [[{{Rimshot}} Ba-dum tsshh]]![[/labelnote]] which infused a fluffy RomanticComedy with a degree of PostModernism. As director/co-writer Creator/NoraEphron put it, "Our dream was to make a movie about how movies screw up your brain about love and then if we did a good job, [[StartXToStopX we would become one of the movies that screwed up people's brains about love forever]]."
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