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A recent widower's son calls a radio talk show to find his dad a romantic partner - hundreds respond, but how will he connect with Annie, the reporter who is "the one"? From the writer/director of "You've Got Mail."
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Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2017
I love the 90s when things were more simple, I love Seattle, I love this movie, I love Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell, Tom Hanks, the kid which should be about 30 by now... They are all so perfect in this film. Sigh... Getting nostalgic every time I watch this little gem. I miss the 90s. I miss the Seattle from back then. I wish I had a time machine.
I have always loved this movie and enjoyed seeing it so much again that I watched it twice! They don't make movies like this anymore, everything seems to be poor quality, sex, people who are confused about life, etc. It is nice to watch a movie where people aren't all messed up in their ideas of how life should be. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are great together, I also loved them in You've Got Mail.
There is nothing like love between a man and a woman. An idea lost today with so many perversions the norm. Me and women complimenting each other rather than arguing that gender is on a endless unknowable spectrum. Geesh. Sadly, ive never had love like this, but every time I watch it I get a little more hopeful.
Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2018
I watched this movie on what was rather a boring Sunday afternoon in Seattle. I am not a very big fan of classic movies, nevertheless, tried this movie since I had heard good reviews about it from a friend and also I enjoy catching a romantic flick once in a while. Both Meg Ryan and Tom Hank's were simply amazing and definitely have academy deserving acting performances!! Oh lets not forget that kid actor who played Jonah. He was pretty sharp too "just like me when I was younger". Also, as I from the 90's, the movie brought fond memories of the telephone, radio, old computers and other old technology which only surprisingly added an another flavor of comedy. I was actually pretty impressed with the accuracy of search engine used by Meg!!. Overall, the emotions and shades of pure love is wrapped in a nice feel good story and I think this movie sets the bar high for RomCom movies. I am pretty sure older people will have so much more to say about this movie but all I am saying is even though I belong to Gen Y/Gen Z, I felt the movie was not a total waste of my time.
We all know the movie was fantastic. The Blu Ray DVD of this movie, however, did not quite stand up to the quality of current Blu Ray discs. In fact, to the naked eye, was only "slightly" higher quality than a regular Standard Definition DVD. Which made the quality severely disappointing. A remaster in 4K is in order here, befitting of an American Classic such as Sleepless In Seattle.
Yeah, maybe the 5th viewing; sue me. The parts that mattered still worked. Everything else can bother -- the old school tech, for instance. And "how to make a film" too has evolved. But the flaws are forgivable. It's been years since I last saw it, so at least some of it was not quite as "stale." Too, time has passed, and there's no ignoring the future of these actors that they themselves knew not of, lo, decades ago. We're wise about them, and that is a veneer between the film and today's viewer -- too many stray thoughts chirping here and there about what happened to Meg's career and personal life after the film heights had been reached by her. Sad. Yet, there's Tom the Saint who would go on and on and on and on. See? Thoughts that butted in were plentiful.
Probably it's barely a 3 star film to anyone under 30. It's just too cutesy pootsy, to standard American, and watching Bill Pullman being second banana and wimpy-wussy was the harshest test for me. GAWD.
But I blew my nose about six different times, and that's the pay-off. Sue me.
Hits all the rom-com points on cue. I tell myself I'm only gonna watch the first half but I watch it to the end every time. Hanks and Ryan had that je ne sais quoi you find once in a generation. I love these New York movies.
I bought this favorite film as a gift for my mother. We tried to view it but the picture kept breaking up, starting about 10 minutes into the film. Impossible to watch! Very poor in quality. I looked at other reviews and found similar complaints. One person even tried to buy it a second time but that disc was also defective. Will have to try elsewhere to find another version that WORKS!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 23, 2020
For a modern classic, a tenner is a bargain and another early 1990’s favourite finally gets a U.K. release.
I’ve always enjoyed it, and it’s largely held up well, as Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan play out the story of two people who may be destined for each other, even though they don’t know each other.............
The film though, does look perfectly fine on Blu-ray, and I even noticed a couple of details in the opening titles I don’t think I had before.
Extras are limited to a 14 minute talking heads featurette and the 1993 ‘When I Fall in Love’ music video. Seemingly the Blu-ray Disc losing the NoraEphron commentary that was on the old Collector’s edition DVD.
5.0 out of 5 starsThe film's countless followers have no reason to doubt that the BD version is worth every penny (or cent!) on this occasion
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 28, 2016
The 1989 and highly successful When Harry Met Sally film firmly established Meg Ryan as the slightly 'dippy' but lovable girl next door engaged in a prolonged relationship which happily ends in her marriage. This 1993 Sleepless in Seattle continued that runaway success with the plot this time revolving, and resolving, around the unlikely prospect of a new relationship blossoming and eventually flowering over the width of the US.
As before, there are alternative unlikely contenders vying for romantic status within both key roles as well as a host of other supporting roles which add considerably to the humour of the plot as well as underlining the credentials of the main relationship as it develops. The initial driving force behind this unlikely scenario is Sam Baldwin's young son and his desire to look after his father while at the same time finding a mother figure to replace his own deceased mother. This film is driven by that very understandable desire which also pulls at the heartstrings without being mawkish in any trivial manner.
Audience sympathy and commitment is thus established from the very start and never flags - a true Romantic Comedy of epic and lasting proportions is thus assured. The rest is history as they say! Those not in the know will need to buy a copy if they are to find out the details as to what then happens.
However, this review is not intended to discuss the actual film as by now it will have both its supporters and detractors. Entering into those conflicts is not the purpose of the review which is aimed squarely at the many supporters of this film.
Essentially, for all of those who are keen supporters of this film and who have bought the previous DVD version of this disc, the only issue of vital importance will be whether the Blu-ray offers an improvement technically sufficient to justify the additional expense.
For this reviewer the answer is a clear affirmative. The upgrade offers a clear advance on both image and audio quality with the imaging being a marked improvement. The colours are firmer and there is an increase to the perceived depth of the imaging. The whole film simply becomes more 'real.' The film, which is so concerned with close characterisation, benefits considerably from this enhancement of reality.
The degree of improvement experienced from this BD will also inevitably depend on the replay equipment used. The following technical information is intended to be a guide to aid in assessment.
The screen used for this review is only of moderate dimensions being a 40 inch television screen. However, the television is a high performing 4K unit which delivers a compensating positive effect. The moderate screen size lacks the impact of larger screens but is less critical of film faults.
However, the contributing player is, unusually, able to separate the audio and visual HDMI signals before they leave separately to the television and pre-amp. That feature enhances both the visual and audio elements of the output. The audio, not so critical in the case, delivers an unusually wide-ranging and revealing performance. Its precision is equally revealing of film scores.
Readers with alternative equipment will have to interpret this review bearing in mind their own equipment and its comparative advantages and disadvantages.
The disc offers purchasers with suitable replay equipment a substantial improvement over the previous DVD.
In summary this BD is a transfer from good quality 1993 film stock and has responded well to the upgrade and well worth considering. The film's countless followers have no reason to doubt that the BD version is worth every penny (or cent!) on this occasion.
5.0 out of 5 starsForeign pack but English viewing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 10, 2020
I thought I had made a mistake when I ordered this as the cover is in a foreign language. However, it plays in English and was good quality. This is one of my favourite films and it is nice to have it on the shelf to watch whenever I fancy it. A good value buy.
Yes it's a bit cliched. Kid, wise beyond years, helps goofy widowed Dad find love again. You would need a heart of stone not to smile. Cute rom com, dream cast. Blu ray clarity. Just the thing for a rainy day.