Greg Kinnear

Sabrina (1995)

The Great Movie Re-Watch

Sabrina (1995)

Director:

Sydney Pollack

Writers:

Samuel A. Taylor

Barbra Benedek

David Rayfiel

Starring:

Harrison Ford

Julia Ormond

Greg Kinnear

Blurb:

An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.

Thoughts:

I’m not sure why I own this version of Sabrina. I prefer the 1954 version with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. The ‘95 version must have been on sale or something. It’s a fine movie, but not one I have to own. Since I do and it’s digital I guess I’m not getting rid of it.

Harrison Ford is horrible at romance. Then again, so was Humphrey Bogart. There isn’t much chemistry between the two leads, again the same as the older one. Sabrina is very easily manipulated and I think that’s why I prefer the older version. I remember her getting angrier at Bogart than Ormond gets at Ford. In this version, Sabrina is very much riding along and doesn’t do much for herself. She’s supposed to be this well of sage advice, but I’m not sure why Ford would even listen to her.

Oh well. It’s a nice background movie.

Sabrina (1995)

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Sabrina (1995)

Director:

Sydney Pollack

Starring:

Harrison Ford

Julia Ormond

Greg Kinnear

Plot:

An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.

Review:

Harrison Ford plays Humphrey Bogarts character perfectly. Neither man is any good at romance and it’s actually kind of funny to watch them try.

I like this version more, I think, than the original. Mainly because she doesn’t try and kill herself over a boy. She does mope and generally act like a love sick cow, but she matures and seems to recognize that she’s being ridiculous.

I do not agree with the plot synopsis that she was an ugly duckling, cause she wasn’t. It was the 90s, that’s how teenagers dressed.

Good movie, I like the story, and I like that the side characters have a little bit more going on in this one.

4/5

Re-Watch: You’ve Got Mail (1998)

Youve Got Mail

You’ve Got Mail (1998)

Director:

Nora Ephron

Starring:

Tom Hanks

Meg Ryan

Greg Kinnear

Plot:

Two business rivals hate each other at the office but fall in love over the internet.

Review:

The intro is so great, the sound of the internet connecting. So many memories… Obviously the technology doesn’t hold up.

I like the modern interpretation of The Shop Around the Corner. Unlike In the Good Old Summertime, this isn’t just adding music or a modern setting. The story takes several new changes. Kathleen Kelly, Meg Ryan, isn’t working beneath Joe Fox, Tom Hanks, she owns her own business and they are rivals. She isn’t as mean as the other women either. She has her moment, but it’s a fluke and not something she’s normally able to do. When she is mean what she says is, basically, what the women said in the previous movies.

Tom Hanks is probably just as awesome as Jimmy Stewart, love him.

Like the soundtrack in this movie too.

Honestly, this is one of my favorite romance movies, it’s been a while since I’ve watched it so I’m glad I had an excuse.

5/5