After his wife Maggie passes away, Sam Baldwin and his 8-year-old 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 hear Sam's story and fall 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
Nora Ephron managed to get Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan when they suddenly became available when their starring vehicle "Inns of New England" for Lawrence Kasdan was cancelled for budgetary reasons. See more »
When Annie is running to the Empire State Building, the streets are very wet. When she gets to the open to the weather observation deck, it is dry, with no evidence of rain. Furthermore, Jonah, who had been sitting near a telescope on the ground, where he would have gotten wet, is also dry. See more »
Mommy got sick. And it happened just like that. There's nothing anybody could do. It isn't fair. There's no reason. But if we start asking why, we'll go crazy.
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This movie was a pleasant surprise. I was expecting it to be good since people talk about it all the time but what I didn't know how funny it was! Haven't actually laughed out loud at a movie since a very long time.
Some of the scenes were so simple but hilarious.
Meg and Tom's chemistry was incredible.
The story was different, heartfelt, and beautiful. It made me cry multiple times!!
I would highly recommend everyone to watch this.
Also I think this 6.8 is way too low. It should be more!
They don't make movies like this anymore which is such a shame.
Must watch, timeless movie!
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