Thursday, October 22, 2009

Stalking in Seattle?

Ok this is a bit of a rant about Sleepless in Seattle - disregard as tis only my contrary opinion :)

Ok, so i've watched this film a couple of times - i'm nota 'chickflick' sort of girl, but when the mood strikes and something is on tv, who am i to argue?

So, i'm sitting down, and sleepless in Seattle starts . . .

Basically, a man loses his wife. Man misses wife. Son worries about dad.

Grand, ok i get this.

Woman marrying man. man right on paper. Woman begins to worry about Magic.

Ok dokey, fair enough, i'm still holding on

Woman hears radio show. Woman decides to write. wait no, stalk said man. in Seattle.

Woman watches man. from afar. pining.

Woman returns. Woman is in denial. Woman eventually breaks up with Walter.

Boy decides to fly to NY to meet stalking woman. He has never meet woman. He has only her (one) letter.

Woman and man meet after boy runs away. Hold Hands. Lovey dovey. Happy ending!?!?!?!

Eh ok, this is where i'm watching the credits going What?!?! Seriously, this film could have turned out a whoooole lot differently - i'm thinking restraining orders, stalking and and psycho ala Hitchcock background music!

The characters have never said a word to each other apart from 'hello' - yet they 'knew' they love each other?! this stretches the concept of 'love at first sight/voice' a tad?

God, this is why i don't write romance, i'm just too heartless for the genre lol.


Think i shall go watch the BBC pride and prejudice boxset now. . .


The Sesquipedalian said...

Emily, I wholeheartedly agree on both your assessment of Sleepless in Seattle (give me a break, please) and the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice (infinitely better).

Wendy Sparrow said...

I totally agree too! I've tried to see it as a romance, but really Meg is completely delusional. They made Walter too nice for us to ever be okay with him getting dumped.

BBC version of Pride and Prejudice is full of awesomeness.

Emily Cross said...

well thank god i'm not the only one who thought this. I thought maybe my heart was turning to stone lol.

I don't mind romantic books/movies built on premise of 'love at first sight' - and then you know they get to know each other etc. but Wendy i think you put it best - Meg Ryan's character is *delusional*

Is it sad that i have vhs (when video was the rage) and dvd of the series! its absolutely scrumptious, especially compared to KK remake movie.
Thank you both for comments :)

Lisa said...

Delusional or desperate?

I'll admit I've only seen the movie once and was not crazy about it. But now I need to go back and watch it again. Especially where they've never spoken til the last scene? Crazy!

I've never seen BBC's version of Pride and Prejudice. Will give that look. I recently came upon a verion of Jane Eyre that blew me away. William Hurt was in it. Fantastic -

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