Posted by Hyman Weeks.
One of my favorite movies is Sleepless in Seattle. Although it is classified as a “Chick Flick”, I nonetheless have to watch it every time it appears on my TV. There is just something about this movie that keeps me coming back for more. It seems that every time I watch, a new wrinkle suddenly appears out of nowhere.
The casting and directing were first rate. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan as star-crossed lovers were perfect in the leading roles, while Rob Reiner makes a perfect sidekick in his small bit part. Rita Wilson, Hanks’ real life wife also plays a part as part of the in-law pair that compares An Affair to Remember to the Dirty Dozen. Even Wilson has to laugh as the men start crying when describing the action of the war movie.
Bill Pullman and Rose O’Donnell play supporting roles as well, help Ryan’s character to realize that she is not in love Walter.
The final climactic scene involves a trip to New York by Hanks’ son who wants to meet his new mother. After flying cross country in pursuit of Noah, Hanks and Ryan finally connect on top of the Empire State Building where they discover they have met before. The movie ends in the elevator as the two stare into each others eyes, seemingly oblivious to the rest of the world.