'Til There Was You

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"It took them twenty years to fall in love at first sight."
  • PG-13
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 53 min
  • 4.8  (2,983)

'Til There Was You is a romantic comedy film from 1997, directed by Scott Winant. The movie centers around two individuals, Gwen Moss (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and Nick Dawkan (Dylan McDermott), who have never met each other but are linked together by fate. Gwen, a successful businesswoman, has been searching for true love for years. She has had a string of relationships, but none of them have worked out, and she is starting to feel like she may never find the right person. Nick, on the other hand, is a writer who has been struggling to finish his novel for a long time. He has recently broken up with his girlfriend and is feeling lost and alone.

The film is set in Los Angeles, and the two main characters live in the same apartment building but have never met. They both have quirky neighbors who they interact with, and these interactions are often quite amusing. However, the real story of the film comes when Gwen and Nick's paths finally cross.

The two meet at a wedding, and they hit it off right away. However, before they can exchange numbers, Nick is called away for a family emergency, and they are whisked apart. Over the next few weeks, they both continue to think about each other, but they have no way of contacting the other person.

Throughout the movie, we see glimpses of both Gwen and Nick's lives, as they continue to pursue their dreams and face their personal challenges. However, the audience is always aware that they are meant to be together, and we root for them to finally get together.

One of the most interesting aspects of the movie is the way it weaves together the stories of these two people who are seemingly unrelated. The film jumps back and forth between their lives, showing how they are connected in ways they don't realize. For example, Nick was Gwen's childhood crush, and she has always carried a torch for him without even realizing it.

Another element that sets 'Til There Was You apart from other romantic comedies is how it deals with the idea of destiny. The film suggests that Gwen and Nick were always meant to find each other, and it was only a matter of time before they did. This concept is made clear through a series of coincidences and chance encounters that bring them closer together.

The performances in the film are solid, with Tripplehorn and McDermott delivering charming and believable performances. One particularly standout performance comes from John Plumpis, who plays a neurotic neighbor of Gwen's. He provides many of the film's comedic moments, and his character is a welcome addition to the story.

Overall, 'Til There Was You is a sweet and charming movie that will appeal to fans of romantic comedies. It's not a groundbreaking film by any means, but it has a certain earnestness and warmth that makes it an enjoyable watch. If you're looking for a feel-good movie with likable characters and a happy ending, this could be just the ticket.

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    1 hr 53 min
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    4.8  (2,983)