Box art for Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle

comedy, drama, romance


Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in an enchanting romance about a widower whose son convinces him to find new love and the woman who answers his call.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    72%
  • Audience Score
    75%

common sense

ON for kids age 11
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
0 out of 5

A fairy tale that even teens can enjoy.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that even teenagers used to edgier fare will fall for this romantic fairytale. Still, parents should know that the main characters are a widower and his young son; the mother's death echoes throughout the movie. There is some mild sexual content and profanity, as well.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how Jessica and Jonah mean well, but hide the truth from their parents when conspiring to get Jonah to New Your City in their attempt to get Annie and Sam together. Was what they did right? How could they have handled this and still been truthful with their parents? Families can also compare this movie to An Affair to Remember.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Sweet, sentimental and a little sickly but certainly not the worst rom-com/chick flick I've ever seen!

- SirPant, Tuesday, September 22, 2009

3 stars

one of the cheesiest films, though somehow believeable, sleepless in seattle is a great story. plus that kid is really cute. meg ryan and tom hanks, a match made in heaven. the only part which could have been left out is that massive love heart on the empire state building.

- TomBowler, Sunday, August 2, 2009

3 stars

Romantic, funny and very touching feel-good movie. There's a lot of other positive elements I could mention here, but if there's one thing I really loved about this film, it was its wonderful cast. The chemistry between Tom and Meg is impeccable and the supporting actors do their job with no less charisma and enthusiasm. I'm usually not much on these type of romantic comedies, but this one has a really warm and genuine feeling to it; the kind that goes straight to the heart and leaves you smiling in the end. That being said, it's certainly worthy of its title as one of the best films in the genre.

- CloudStrife84, Wednesday, May 6, 2009