Simply Splendid…Serendipity


To start…I apologise for poor layout or incorrect spelling…you have no idea how hard it is writing a post on a phone. Anyway…

You know you’re in for a treat when the opening scene of last minute Christmas shopping is accompanied with Louis Armstrong’s Cool Yule. And that can only mean something light but special is heading your way. Serendipity is just that. Besides, how could a movie with such a title not be special?

It all starts during that last minute shopping rush…over a single pair of gloves. She wants them (for herself) and he wants them (for his girlfriend). They spend a wonderful evening together and leave the rest up to fate – a dollar bill with his name and number on it. A book sold to an used book store with her name and number. Life unfolds for both of them but somehow neither can forget the other.

The way this light romantic movie unfolds is simply magical. As the viewer it is such a pleasure (and often frustrating, in a good way) watching them, and fate, miss each other by seconds yet in doing so, working their way to each other. They just don’t make them like this anymore.

Set in New York, mainly during the Christmas period, it has some beautiful sights to show with my favourite being the snowy evening (two of them in fact) on the ice rink of Central Park.

Ah, I simply adore this one. Oh..“them“ is Sara and Jonathan…Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack. They work so well as a couple.serendipity

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20 thoughts on “Simply Splendid…Serendipity

  1. Haha, I understand the perils of writing a post on a phone- my phone always lags when I’m typing, and I have to get out the computer for all my posts, otherwise they end up a mess 🙂 Yours was great though, thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂

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  2. I’ve never seen this movie, but looking over the stills it makes me nostalgic for New York during the holiday season! I seem to recall this film made the Serendipity candy shop a must-see tourist stop for many years after it came out.

    Thanks so much for going above-and-beyond by writing this on your phone! 🙂

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