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A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it. Written by
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Alec Guinness originally was cast in the role as "The Old Man", but dropped out of the production. See more »
When Peter is first in Rita's apartment and she unbuttons his shirt he sits down and the width his shirt is apart changes between shots. See more »
What goes into one, Rita? A Long Island Iced Tea?
I'm sorry darling, I've forgotten.
What, do you have it all written down behind the bar or something?
I'm on vacation.
So you can't remember a drink recipe for something that I would like to order?
Peter, you're doing it again. You take a perfect situation and you pee all over it.
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If you watch this movie expecting a romantic comedy like You've Got
Mail--which I thought was garbage, by the way, but then conventional
love stories make me go "yeah, right,"--or compare it to other
apparently similar movies where people switch bodies, you are going to
be disappointed--unless you can open your mind and see that this is not
a comedy at all, though written with light touch. The key to the movie
is in the advice the heroine's mom gives the hero when he talks to her
on the phone. The movie is about the nature of love, and whether it
means more than just being attached to an attractive exterior. The
"magical" aspect is just a way of confronting this question in a new
and powerful way. Also, notice that almost the first conversation the
two lovers have is about a book, The White Hotel, which is a depiction
of life where the word tragic is maybe an understatement. Like many
movies made from plays, the writing is crisp and to the point. Meg Ryan
is fine, but Alec Baldwin is riveting when his world falls apart. He is
a walking picture of grief, unable even to be civil to the bartender
who is a friend. There is a great soundtrack, from the Cowboy Junkies
and Lou Reed to Annie Lennox. There is one sublime moment, when the
hero rises above all convention and expresses his love, leaving behind
all rational, normal ideas of what is okay to do. Well, needless to say
I love this movie. But hey, it is not everybody's cup of tea.
Especially if you are too dumb and superficial to "get" it.
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