Sleepless in Seattle
Director
Nora Ephron
Writer
Jeff Arch, Nora Ephron & David Ward
Actors
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Ross Malinger, Rosie O'Donnell, Gaby Hoffmann, Victor Garber, Rita Wilson, Barbara Garrick, Rob Reiner, Carey Lowell, David Hyde Pierce, Dana Ivey, Tom Riis Farrell, Le Clanché du Rand, Kevin O'Morrison, Valerie Wright, Frances Conroy, Tom Tammi, Calvin Trillin, Caroline Aaron, Linda Wallem, Victor Morris
Runtime
1 h 45 min
Release Date
24 June 1993
Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Overview
A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad's loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a journalist, Annie who flies to Seattle, to write a story about the boy and his dad. Yet Annie ends up with more than just a story in this popular romantic comedy.
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SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE

Rewatched Sleepless in Seattle on the 25th anniversary since its release in June 1993. True, it is a romantic comedy, a very good one – and everyone knows what happened so forget the summary – but it contains many scenes, quotes, and a soundtrack that makes “Sleepless in Seattle” a watchable, timeless classic. The scene where Suzy (Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks’ real wife) tearfully describes the 1950’s move, “An Affair to Remember,” and the guys call it a “chicks movie” – I haven’t been able to prove it – but I’m sure that is when people started using the phrase “chick flick,” (which is over now) and then the guys start crying while recalling the WWII movie “The Dirty Dozen,” classic watchable scene; as is The Dirty Dozen.

Sleepless in Seattle 25th Anniversary

The computer savvy 12-year old girl (Gaby Hoffman, Transparent, Girls) who booked a flight to NYC using her travel agent mom’s DOS computer had the best foretelling lines – MFEO – the M stands for “Made.” Gaby also said, “If it’s in the computer people will believe anything.” The kids really kept the movie going forward. My Mother, Eileen Rigby Riordan, enjoyed the music so much in 1993 she bought me a CD of the soundtrack showing the music is timeless and appeals to all ages.

 

 

 

The Biggest Spoiler: The Ending
I don’t have to explain the ending – because like Romeo and Juliet – everyone knows what happen.  What didn’t happen was a sequel showing their life after they met and left the Empire State Building together.

 

Movie Details

Director
Nora Ephron
Writer
Jeff Arch, Nora Ephron & David Ward
Actors
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Ross Malinger, Rosie O'Donnell, Gaby Hoffmann, Victor Garber, Rita Wilson, Barbara Garrick, Rob Reiner, Carey Lowell, David Hyde Pierce, Dana Ivey, Tom Riis Farrell, Le Clanché du Rand, Kevin O'Morrison, Valerie Wright, Frances Conroy, Tom Tammi, Calvin Trillin, Caroline Aaron, Linda Wallem, Victor Morris
Runtime
1 h 45 min
Release Date
24 June 1993
Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Overview
A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad's loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a journalist, Annie who flies to Seattle, to write a story about the boy and his dad. Yet Annie ends up with more than just a story in this popular romantic comedy.

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