A fairy tale that even teens can enjoy.
| Original Score: 4/5
A romantic treat.
| Original Score: 3/4
Mostly, Sleepless in Seattle leaves you feeling restless in the audience.
If one can ignore all the straining for lightness here, this is watchable enough, though hardly anything resembling a tearjerker.
Ephron and fellow writers Jeff Arch and David S. Ward have conspired to make Sleepless in Seattle as purposefully schmaltzy as one can imagine, in a manner that's almost cynical.
| Original Score: 2/5
Like most of Ephron's work, this one is shallow and contrived, but it stars two of America's most likable stars, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.
| Original Score: C+
It's easily the hippest, frankest and funniest date movie around.
Sure it's contrived, but what a great romantic weeper.
| Original Score: 5/5
The schmaltzy soundtrack is overdone, but cameraman Sven Nykvist wraps it all up in an appropriately warm glow.
Seems too precalculated to be charming and magical, and consequently ends up being overly cute.
[T]he epitome of the modern romantic comedy...
Better than you might expect, but it
| Original Score: 3/5
Predictable, manipulative, and completely satisfying.
| Original Score: 4/4
One of the finest of all Hollywood romantic comedies.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Should gather a few more converts to the idea that certain people are destined for each other.
Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle is a feather-light romantic comedy about two lovers who meet for the first time in the last reel. It's a stunt, but it's a stunt that works far more effectively than anybody in his right mind has reason to expect.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Sleepless in Seattle is done with the panache that Hollywood used to do romantic comedies, but seldom does anymore.
Cute, syrupy, but won't give you a rash.