The happiest ending I ever cried over! August 7,
Perhaps the first time I watched this movie, I would have
related more to the characters if I had been online at the time.
The truth is, I was so busy writing, I didn't even think about
it. After being online for about 6 months, I realized how
emotionally attached people can become through e-mail. I think
friendships can be made online very easily, however, you could
also fall in love, as my friend from college did. She is
marrying her soul mate this November. I watched this video while
on vacation and saw it through different eyes and with a whole
new set of experiences to relate to.
This movie is now one of my absolute all-time favorite
romantic comedies. Tom Hanks (dashing as always) plays Joe Fox
who anonymously writes to Kathleen Kelly (played by Meg Ryan and
cute as ever). They exchange e-mails and in the process also
share secrets, divulge their true selves and rely on each other
Both Joe and Kathleen believe they can protect their
identities until one of them decides they should meet. Kathleen
is a sweet, intellectual, funny woman who is the owner of a
well-established children's book store. Suddenly her life
changes dramatically when her business is threatened by a super
There is a warmth and character about this movie. The scenes
are memorable, funny and sometimes magical. The chemistry
between Joe and Kathleen is at first cold and they show intense
dislike for each other. Does this "hatred" turn into
an equally passionate, yet more pleasant emotion?
Although much of the movie revolves around bookstores, it is
in no way "bookish." This is a story about two people
in the real world who have entered the Internet Fantasy Land and
are looking for "the dream of someone." Both of them
are in relationships with people with whom they have much in
common, but for whom they do not feel love.
Joe Fox plays clever little mind games with Kathleen when he
finds out her secret. The book and the red rose tell him all he
needs to know, yet he seems intent on finding out more.
This movie is definitely funnier on video for some reason.
OK, I must confess! I went away for a quiet peaceful weekend to
a log cabin and after watching this movie, I was compelled to
write a review. I had to tell you how enchanting this movie was.
It is the perfect movie for a couple on a weekend trip or for
anyone who is a hopeless romantic.
Sweet & Dreamy Vanilla Mints\
Smooth Vanilla Dreams, July 20, 2006
Each vanilla drop is deliciously smooth with the hint of vanilla
on the outer coating. There are three layers, a sweet sugar
center and then a crunchy delicate licorice flavored center with
an anise seed. The next time I buy these, I'll remember to buy
four tins because once one is gone you may find yourself looking
for them and feeling sorry for yourself because there are none
left. Currently sucking on the last one and I must admit I often
like these more than mints except I'd love for a deeper vanilla
flavor to go all the way through the second center.
~The Rebecca Review