The Oscar Project
A film that makes you want to fall in love
It has been a really fun month of putting together these posts for you and the last two categories are fun ones. There are plenty of good romantic movies out there, and lots of good romantic comedies, and it really came down to two films for me with this one. My other option was Fools Rush In with Matthew Perry and Selma Hayek, but in the end, I decided to go with Serendipity.
The film stars John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale as strangers Jonathan and Sara who have a chance encounter at Bloomingdale’s when buying a pair of gloves. They both sense a deeper connection and share dessert at a restaurant nearby called Serendipity before deciding to go their separate ways. The catch here is that both are currently in relationships and Jonathan is soon engaged to be married.
The film continues with winding stories of near run-ins between the two main characters as they navigate their feelings for the current partners and the thought that fate might have been trying to bring them together at the store. Now, if you’ve seen a movie like this before, you can probably guess how the whole thing ends, but if you haven’t seen it, I’m not going to spoil it.
I think the reason I love this movie so much is because it’s a little like my own connection with my wife. After we started dating and got married, we found out that our own paths crossed or nearly crossed at least half a dozen times before we formally met one another. Many of these were when we were very young and wouldn’t have been in a position to start a relationship, but we’ve both taken it as a sign, real or not, that something in the universe was trying to push us together. I wish I could say that we went on a date to see this movie together, but it was released about a year before we ever officially met.
Some people don’t believe in true love, but with a film like this, it gives me hope that love can overcome just about anything, be it separation, time, or distance.
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