Producer: Jane Bartelme, Patrick Crowley, Delia Ephron
Writer: Jeff Arch, Nora Ephron, David S. Ward
Release Date: Dec 2, 2018
Runtime: 1hr 55m
): Fathom Events and TriStar Pictures are proud to present Sleepless in Seattle 25th Anniversary coming to select cinemas for a special two-day event on December 2 & 5, featuring an exclusive introduction from Meg Ryan! After his wife Maggie passes away, a devastated Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) and his 8-year-old son Jonah relocate from Chicago to Seattle to escape the grief associated with Maggie's death. Although Jonah misses his mother, he wants his father to find a new wife. On Christmas Eve, Sam (on Jonah's initiative) ends up pouring his heart out on a national radio talk show about his magical and perfect marriage to Maggie, and how much he still misses her. Among the many women who hear Sam's story and fall in love with him solely because of it is Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), a Baltimore-based newspaper writer. A pure and romantic classic, can ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ find true love again?
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Did You Know?
A pre-Seinfeld (1989) reference to the real-life "Soup Nazi": A male journalist is speaking as Meg Ryan enters an office at her newspaper, saying, "...he's the meanest guy in the world, but he makes the best soup you've ever eaten."
Consequently, Ephron is forced to shape and integrate the twin halves of the picture, and she does a splendid job - the intercutting is always fluid and never mechanical. Better yet, the script keeps surprising us, setting up stock situations and then pulling away from a stock treatment.
Ephron develops this story with all of the heartfelt sincerity of a 1950s tearjerker (indeed, the movie's characters spend a lot of time watching An Affair to Remember and using it as their romantic compass).