Sleepless in Seattle
First screened in November 1993 / Most recently screened in November 2015
Director: Nora Ephron. Cast: Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Ross Malinger, Bill Pullman, Rosie O'Donnell, Rob Reiner, Barbara Garrick, Rita Wilson, Victor Garber, Gaby Hoffmann, David Hyde Pierce, Le Clanché du Rand, Dana Ivey, voice of Caroline Aaron. Screenplay: Nora Ephron, David S. Ward, and Jeff Arch.

Twitter Capsule: As forced and superficial as I'd recalled. Ryan especially unsure whom she's playing. Cheap tricks everywhere.

VOR:   Keeping the lovers apart until the last scene is at least a gamble. And the film has endured as a frame of reference, even if it all feels like borrowed Harry/Sally glory to me.

Photo © 1993 TriStar Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Original Screenplay: Nora Ephron, David S. Ward, and Jeff Arch
Best Original Song: "A Wink and a Smile"

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Meg Ryan
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Tom Hanks

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