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
I am a male of 23 years and have only ever imagined what falling in love and having a family of my own could be like,and a movie like this makes them dreams so much more meaningful and I am so thankful for that.
This movie only ever gives to you; what I mean by that is, you never feel like you have to entertain yourself through any part of the film, because the story is so real and touching that it makes you feel like your watching these people through the eyes of angel, as if the actors don't even know the cameras are there. Now that might sound a bit crazy but thats how I feel watching Tom & Meg bring these people to life. And I say people because you don't see the character you see the person.
There is no need to say anything about the story but if you would really like to get a feel for the movie, number 1. reads the back of the DVD case,number 2. a reminder why you should make time for this movie.
1. "Christmas is a magical time when anything can happen.And for Annie Reed(Meg Ryan),a down-to-earth newspaper reporter,it's just about to.
Whilst driving to her fiancé's house on Christmas eve, she hears a radio broadcast that will change her life. Eight-year-old Jonah's is worried about his recently widowed father,and calls a radio station agony aunt.Persuaded onto the phone Jonah's dad Sam(Tom Hanks)Tells of his love for his dead wife and how their time together was pure magic.
Annie is so touched by his heartfelt sentiment that she becomes determined to meet him.But there are a few problems:Sam's in Seatle,Annie's in Baltimore...and Sam doesn't even know that Annie exists!".
2. It fills you with comfort and hope and after entertaining you for 101 minutes it leaves you with lasting comforts and aspirations of living and loving. A Timeless tribute to Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan 'perfect'
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