Musings

So Sleepless

Source: digitalspy.com

Source: digitalspy.com

Everyone has favorite movies. I have probably one thousand. And they're all my favorite for different reasons. National Treasure, for example, is my favorite movie for dropping everything and watching on tv. I don't own it, and I never plan to, but if it comes on the television, I will watch it. Without fail. Ask my parents.

Parent trap is my favorite movie for when I miss home, or if I'm not in London, for when I miss London. It's a classic. It's the only movie I can watch no matter what I feel like, and I think the DVD is about to break.

Skyfall, though recent, is my favorite movie for when I'm bored. That doesn't even really make sense, but whenever I'm bored, Skyfall brings a little bit of excitement into my life. And I like to watch it when it's cold and rainy. (It's those idiosyncrasies about me that are just so exciting, right?)

And finally, Sleepless in Seattle. My favorite romantic comedy. Of all time. The only criticism I have of it is that their dialogue only ever crosses paths at the end of the movie. There's not too much interaction between them beyond that, except the secret and surprising pining for each other.

Perhaps my favorite lines of all in the movie include one of my favorite characters, Becky. Rosie O' Donnel. Duh.

Annie: Now that was when people KNEW how to be in love. They knew it! Time, distance... nothing could separate them because they knew. It was right. It was real. It was...

Becky: A movie! That's your problem! You don't want to be in love. You want to be in love in a movie.

So important to me, because I almost feel like Annie Reed in that way. I'm such a stickler for older movies because they were a time when things were so different, simple and straightforward. Now of course, Annie's old is the 60's and my old is the 90's. Same principles follow.

And most important of all, Meg Ryan's hair is incredible in this film. In You've Got Mail, it's a bit too short for my liking, and in When Harry Met Sally, it's quite literally and figuratively all over the place. In Sleepless in Seattle, Annie Reed is a dream like Daisy-esque character, and she has hair to match.

Plus, don't even get me started on Jonah. Wish he'd become more famous.

If you haven't seen the movie, or you're like me and have seen it 400 hundred times but are willing to keep watching, I'd recommend it. It's a classic.