I was telling a friend about how almost all the movies that I recently watched unfortunately turned out to be ones which I, forget about watching again, couldn’t watch even once and all I wanted to do was watch a really feel-good movie. Knowing how very few English movies I watch, she asked me to watch ‘You’ve Got Mail’. I watched the movie today and I really loved it. 🙂 It was exactly the kind of movie that I wanted to watch.
Even though I like some of the usual boy sees girl or vice versa and they fall in love with each other love stories, yet there’s something special about all those love stories where the couple meet as strangers and slowly fall in love with each other as they get to know each other through conversations. The conversations are what make movies like Jab We Met, Before Sunrise and even Mitr – My Friend my favourites. ‘You’ve got mail’ has also got added to that list now.
There were a lot of lines in this movie that I really liked including
‘Do you ever feel you become the worst version of yourself? That a Pandora’s Box of all the secret hateful parts, your arrogance, your spite, your condescension has sprung open. Someone provokes you, and instead of just smiling and moving on, you zing them. ’
‘Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, valuable, but small. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around?’
‘People are always telling you that change is a good thing. But all they are really saying is that something you really didn’t want to happen at all has happened.’
I liked the book store ‘The Shop Around the Corner’ shown in this movie. Though I don’t buy many books generally, yet I have always enjoyed visiting book shops. And every time I visit a nice book shop or a boutique or watch nice shops on movies or read about some shops, I always get this thought about how great it would be if I too own a place like that. 🙂
By the way, now that you know the kind of feel-good movies I want to watch, how about suggesting some to me?