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
Legendary American arranger Gordon Jenkins appears a couple of times in the movie's soundtrack: "As Time Goes By", sung by Jimmy Durante, is the Jenkins arrangement. The version of "Stardust", sung by Nat King Cole, is the Gordon Jenkins version. See more »
When we first see Sam, he's outside and there's a Christmas tree visible inside the house, with large lights on it. The interior tree bears no resemblance to this, having tiny white lights. 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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Sometimes you just want to watch something light and frothy
Being a 90s kid I had heard of this but if it wasn't Disney or Nickelodeon, I wouldn't watch it. As an adult u realize it's not 100% plausible and a little problematic but as far as escapism this movie succeeds. Tom is lovable, great as always and Meg wasn't as great as I've seen her in other roles but she was also lovable. It's not the best rom com I've seen but I can understand y it was so successful.
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