Ty Burr
July 09, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Sleepless in Seattle

type
Stage
Current Status
In Season
run date
06/02/13
performer
Tim Martin Gleason, Chandra Lee Schwartz, Sabrina Sloan, Joe West
director
Sheldon Epps
author
Jeff Arch, Sam Forman, Ben Toth

We gave it a C

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (PG) Nora Ephron’s yuppie romance is so aware of being ”corny” and ”old-fashioned” that it feels programmed to make you fall in love with it. Annie (Meg Ryan), a Baltimore newspaper reporter, tunes into a radio call-in show and hears Sam (Tom Hanks), a Seattle widower, going on in a quiet voice about how badly he misses his wife. Ephron is trying for something whimsically farfetched-for ”magic”-but what she misses about the classic romantic weepers is their delicately sexy sparkle. She gets the corn without the smolder. ( 176/177, June 25) C -OG

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