I do not remember the first time I saw Sleepless in Seattle (the second Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan pairing), but I do remember not liking it.  I was pretty young and I didn’t understand why my parents thought it was so terrific, terrific enough to immediately buy the soundtrack and torture their children with it for months and years on end.  Watching this movie, K and I knew the words to every background song.  Now that I am older, I appreciate this movie a lot more.  I enjoy Nora Ephron’s writing, and there’s no denying Meg and Tom have chemistry, even though they barely share any screen time.

Tom Hanks stars as Sam Baldwin, a recently widowed architect who moves his young son Jonah from Chicago to Seattle.  On Christmas Eve, Jonah calls a national radio show and says his dad needs a new wife.  Over the course of the evening, Sam talks about his deceased wife and thousands of women around the country fall for him, including recently engaged Annie Reed (Meg Ryan).  To really simplify the plot, she writes Sam a letter asking him to meet her at the top of the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day, like in the movie An Affair to Remember.  Sam is not interested, since Annie lives in Baltimore, but Jonah is desperate to go to New York and meet her.

The supporting cast is great.  Bill Pullman is Walter, Meg’s fiancé.  As we were watching, I told K that he was the original James Marsden, since he likes to play nice guys that don’t end up getting the girl, at least not very often.  Rosie O’Donnell is Meg’s friend and confidant.  Rita Wilson is Tom’s sister (a little weird, since they’re married in real life) and Victor Garber is her husband.   One of my favorite parts of the movie is when Tom and Victor are talking about The Dirty Dozen.  It may not sound funny, but it’s hilarious.  I have no idea who Trini Lopez is, but I laugh anytime I hear his name.  I can also quote An Affair to Remember not because I have seen it too many times, but because I have seen Sleepless in Seattle so many times.

While on the radio program, the host asks Sam what was so special about his wife and he responds, “Well, how long is your program? Well, it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known… I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.”  In honor of that moment, I opted for Pure Ice’s Magic as the complimentary nail polish for Sleepless in Seattle.

I actually bought this polish quite a while ago and am super excited to finally get a chance to use it for a movie.  This is a lovely copper color, and the formula is quite nice.  This picture was two coats with a top coat.

Although Sleepless in Seattle had to grow on me, Magic has been a favorite polish of mine since the day I brought it home.