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Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  25 June 1993 (USA)
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A recently-widowed man's son calls a radio talk show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

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After his wife Maggie passes away, Sam Baldwin and his adolescent son Jonah relocate from Chicago to Seattle to escape the grief associated with Maggie's death. Eighteen months later, Sam is still grieving and can't sleep. Although Jonah misses his mother, he wants his father to get a new wife despite Sam having not even contemplated dating again. 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 hears Sam's story and falls in love with him solely because of it is Annie Reed, a Baltimore based newspaper writer. Annie's infatuation with Sam's story and by association Sam himself is despite being already engaged. But Annie's relationship with her straight-laced fiancé Walter is unlike her dream love life in the movie An Affair to Remember (1957). She even writes to Sam proposing they meet atop the Empire State Building on ... Written by Huggo

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radio | love | widower | grief | radio show | See more »

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What if someone you never met, someone you never saw, someone you never knew was the only someone for you?

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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25 June 1993 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,533,322 (UK) (15 October 1993)

Gross:

£9,223,234 (UK) (10 December 1993)
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Nicole Kidman was considered for the role of Annie Reed. See more »

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While Sam and Jonah are on phone with Dr. Marsha Fieldstone they sit on a bench. Sam's hand jumps from between his legs to on his right leg between shots. See more »

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Jonah Baldwin: Talk to her, dad. She's a doctor.
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One of the Worst Movies of All Time
11 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite movies is When Harry Met Sally so I thought that this one would be pretty cute too. Hell to the no!! If I could have given this negative stars I would have given it millions of them. This movie is in the top five worst I have ever seen in my entire life. I don't remember the last time I sat and started hating a movie less than ten minutes in and continued to let the loathing exponentially increase with every clichéd line and awful representation of women. Sleepless in Seattle sets the female gender back decades. Women randomly cry at the slightest stupid thing, send letters to some guy they've only heard on the radio one time because they're so desperate, and chase after impossible love because they're trying to recreate some unrealistic fantasy spawned by seeing far too many movies. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy corny, romantic movies, but Meg Ryan's character takes it to the extreme. EXTREMELY AWFUL!!! This movie is an embarrassment and an affront to women everywhere. All copies on earth should be burned and the ashes hurled into space towards the smoldering sun along with Nora Ephron for creating this disgusting garbage.


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