The first movie I ever saw about adult relationships was Sleepless in Seattle. I remember my mother dragging me with her to a random movie theater in the western suburbs to see some movie with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan that in my mind was for “old people.”
I was 13 years old and hadn’t even heard of When Harry Met Sally. I remember by the end of Sleepless in Seattle, I felt like it was one of the most hilarious, heart-warming movies I had ever seen. I immediately bought the soundtrack so I could play “When I Fall in Love” by Celine Dion (and that guy) over and over again. So of course I am excited about the re-release of Sleepless in Seattle in theaters February 9 and February 12 as part of the AMC Classic Series.
I also think it’s a great tribute to the late Nora Ephron as screenwriter and director of the film and her sister, Delia Ephron, who was the associate producer on the film. There’s a great interview on NPR’s Fresh Air featuring Delia Ephron talking about the special relationship she and her sister shared.
Read more about the entire Ephron family in Delia’s latest book Sister Mother Husband Dog. Just like Delia, the world will miss Nora Ephron, who, through her movies, turned millions into hopeless romantics.