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Sleepless in Seattle

6.81 h 40 min1993X-RayPG
Christmas is a magical time when anything can happen. And for Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), a down-to-earth newspaper reporter, it's just about to. While driving to her fiance's house on Christmas Eve, she hears a radio broadcast that will change her life. Eight-year-old Jonah is worried about his recently widowed father and calls a radio station agony aunt. Persuaded onto the phone, Jonah's dad Sam (..
Nora Ephron
Tom HanksMeg RyanBill Pullman
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Ross MalingerRob Reiner
Gary Foster
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4.7 out of 5 stars

3730 global ratings

  1. 79% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 5% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
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Kevin S.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 November 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sleepless in Seattle - Blu-ray
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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 Nora Ephron commentary that was on the old Collector’s edition DVD.
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David MiddletonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 June 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Pleasantly cheesy with no strong aftertastes
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A pleasant cheesy movie.
My wife was in the mood for some 80s / early 90s movies, so we picked a bunch of Tom Hanks /Meg Ryan movies, to break up a run of brat pack viewing.
It’s a nice story line, typical ending and some nice acting. Plus we get to see sights of Manhattan, one of my favourite places in the world.
Feel slightly cheated that I still have to pay for such an old movie, even though I’m a Prime member and can watch newer stuff for free.
But hey ho, these poor people at the top have to scape a living somehow.
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MerrieweatherReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 July 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not as good as You've Got Mail.
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Watch You've Got Mail, While you Were Sleeping, When Harry Met Sally, or Practical Magic instead.

Very slow to start, with little comedy or romance in the first 40 minutes or so. Meg Ryan basically practises her You've Got Mail character head tosses and kookie-question-head-tilts. It's not as good as I remember. Most of the characters are underdeveloped and wasted (David Hyde-Pierce as Niles Crane Lite).
Could have been much better.
Funniest parts are realising that she'd now be arrested for stalking and Tom Hanks never having heard of Tiramisu.

There is no charisma between the two leads because they only meet in the final two minutes and barely exchange half a dozen words.
CharlotteReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 December 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
The most brilliant film ever-note:discusses end.
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I don't know whether this film won many academy awards-but it should have swept the board. !!

Full credit to Tom Hanks,Meg Ryan (looking as cute as a button) and for Nora Ephron's unforgettably clever screenplay.

Ephron saves the best for last with ryan giving back her engagement ring to her surprising reasonable fiance who is probably more concerned about his hay fever in the upcoming summer.

When Ryan finds the teddy bear, Howard, I was weeping uncontrolloably-making my pizza( Margherita with anchovy) just too salty to eat ,
The film also made me remember the An Affair to Remember-which has a very special meaning for me,
digimacReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 May 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great film - poor filming
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I had heard so much about this film and decided that I must see it. The story line is wonderful with superb acting but what a pity about the filming! Why do the studios insist on the use of 40 watt light bulbs ti light so many of the scenes? Obviously it only designed for the cinema so for home consumption I recommend a fully blacked out room!!! My five stars are for the storyline and acting - not the studio.
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DanielReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 August 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
This film is a lone reed. JK, its pretty terrible really.
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This movie tries so hard to be deeply emotional, but the premise, start, middle, and ending are so ridiculous that its just annoying. The ultimate fail is that we never really see any relationship build between the two characters and we are ultimately expected to buy that they walk off i to the sunset because “a kid said so”. While You’ve Got Mail might be a more silly and light-hearted flick... its generally much better at executing the build up of romance. I’ll love this film because of the actors and quirky 90’s interactions, but it is objectively bad.
I. GilesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 September 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
The film's countless followers have no reason to doubt that the BD version is worth every penny (or cent!) on this occasion
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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.
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suresh levinReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 March 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
good rom com, slightly dated
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still good for a curl up by the fire and a glass of wine...
but not as sharp as i recall.
the stars carry it but the script is surprisingly clumsy and slow.
not in the same league as Harry met Sally, pretty woman or any of the Woody Allen slassics etc
gonna give you got mail a try; that I think may be better; hope so
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