Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ok my eyes are now swollen...

My all time favorite romantic movie is 'Serendipity'. I love it, I own it (received it as a gift *smile*) and watch it often. I have often recommended it to Jess but she hadn't ever seen it. Well I noticed the other night it was going to be on tv so I told her and she DVR'd it. Her fav movie is 'P.S. I Love You' which I had never seen so tonight I rented it. Holy cry buckets, I am an absolute mess!!! My eyes are so puffy but I love it, it's gonna be one I soon own. For those of you that know nothing about either....let me fix that!


Jonathan and Sara bump into each other while Christmas shopping in Bloomingdale's, when they both grab the same pair of black cashmere gloves at the same time. They go for coffee at a cafĂ© named Serendipity which, Jonathan discovers, is Sara's favorite word. A firm believer in the power of fate, she refuses to give Jonathan her phone number – instead, she writes her name and number inside the cover of a book, which she then sells to a secondhand bookshop, telling him that if they are meant to be together, the book will find its way to him. Likewise, she makes him write his number on a $5 bill, which she promptly spends, telling him that if fate decrees it, the bill will find its way back to her. A few years on, Jonathan and Sara are both engaged to other people, but each keeps thinking about whether the other is their true soulmate, and then they start to see signs which they interpret as the fates trying to tell them something…This is a charming romantic comedy – a heavy suspension of reality is required, but that's surely part of the point. Sara's willingness to leave her future to fate slightly beggars belief, but Beckinsale manages to make Sara appealing enough. It's prettily shot and perfectly paced – the movie never flags but everything pitches along perfectly towards the inevitable but agreeable conclusion (it also keeps itself to a restrained 90 minutes, which seems increasingly unusual among modern movies). Cusack is, as always, utterly adorable, with more sex appeal than 100 Brad Pitts. A little bit of perfect escapism.

Holly Kennedy is beautiful, smart and married to the love of her life - a passionate, funny, and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. So when Gerry's life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows Holly better than Gerry. So it's a good thing he planned ahead. Before he died, Gerry wrote Holly a series of letters that will guide her, not only through her grief, but in rediscovering herself. The first message arrives on Holly's 30th birthday in the form of a cake, and to her utter shock, a tape recording from Gerry, who proceeds to tell her to get out and "celebrate herself". In the weeks and months that follow, more letters from Gerry are delivered in surprising ways, each sending her on a new adventure and each signing off in the same way; P.S. I Love You. Holly's mother and best friends begin to worry that Gerry's letters are keeping Holly tied to the past, but in fact, each letter is pushing her further into a new future. With Gerry's words as her guide, Holly embarks on a journey of rediscovery in a story about marriage, friendship and how a love so strong can turn the finality of death into a new beginning for life.

10 comments:

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Mmmm... 2 of my all time favorite movies!!!!

Frizzy and Bird said...

I love these films too. Along with My Best Friend's Wedding, When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. Too bad we can't watch these movies together. A slumber party with chic movies sounds like tons of fun.

Thanks for your sweet comments today.

LisaPetrarcaBlog said...

Those are good ones! You have to watch my fav...DANGEROUS BEAUTY...it's a little risque (nudity and sexual situations) not to be watched with the kids. It's a true story (period piece). You might think, "WHAT DID SHE HAVE ME WATCH?" but wait till the end!!!

Her life situation is sad, but she's spunky, intelligent and ahead of her time...the most important part is the AMAZING LOVE STORY of course!!

~Trish~ said...

Funny you mention a slumber party Frizzy...Jess and I have been talking about doing that forever! Wine, eclairs, chick flicks, kleenex...you name it!! Road trip and join us!!!

~Trish~ said...

Oh Lisa, I haven't heard of that one but will have to check it out!!

FatGirlsSkinny said...

They read our slumber party minds!

It was such a GREAT movie! I can't believe I hadn't seen it yet. I loved it :)

I hope your eyes are better today :D

Aubrey said...

I love Serendipity but haven't seen P.S. yet. Great! I will be sure to wait for a weekend that my kiddos are gone and my hubby is busy or something! LOL

Thanks for stopping by today for a quick tour of Colorado! Hope you come back soon!

wendy said...

OK - I'm not reading the descriptions because I want to see them cold. They are on my list now. :)

Wep said...

I love John Cusack and I so need to watch that movie now :)

...love Maegan said...

I love John Cusack and I love Serendipity. It's really great. Haven't seen the other yet ...but planning on it. Have you seen The Notebook? sob fest :)