Okay, bad boy were easy to write about. It’s probably just my nature. There are some really sweet guys in movies that do have appeal. Even I sigh when I see them.
I think most women will reply that Tom Hanks in “Sleepless in Seattle” was irresistable as the widower Sam Baldwin. When Sam’s son calls a radio talk show on Christmas Eve saying that his dad needs a new wife, the radio host gets Jonah to put his dad on the phone. Unintentionally the still grieving Sam pours out his heart on national radio talking about his perfect and magical marriage to Maggie.
Thousands of women listen to his story, among them Baltimore journalist Annie Reed (Meg Ryan). Annie who is engaged to be married can’t keep Sam off her mind. Her love life with her fiance Walter is nothing like what she heard Sam talk about on the radio. She writes to him. If you haven’t seen “Sleepless in Seattle” which also is entwined with the older film “An Affair to Remember”, you will be happily surprised.
Oh, and have tissues on hand. And chocolate.
It just so happens that the 10th Anniversary Edition DVD is now out.
Moving on with our Good Guy edition, I’m going to move an actor who has played Bond. It’s long been a joke with my husband that whenever he yells “Bond is on TV,” that I stop everything and come running. What do I mean by Bond? Why James Bond, of course!
Now comes the debate on whether Bond is a good guy or bad boy. From 1995-2002, Pierce Brosnan played Bond. I loved him in “Remington Steele.” I was excited when I finally played James Bond. He brought his subtle charm and quick wit. He was a great super spy.
But then everything changed. The world was changing and Bond’s remarks in this day and age could be construed as sexist. Then in 2006 in Casino Royale, Daniel Craig became Bond. There was controversary over him being a blond Bond. But personally I didn’t care about that. I wanted to see how he was going to continue being the ultimate spy in a changed world.
I was surprised to see a sensitive, caring Bond. Not really the womanizer of the past. He as just as deadly as a spy, but you saw his feelings, his weaknesses, and in that his strengths. Bond had become better.
There are lots of good guys, and I was torn as who to include or not. Who would you include as a Good Guy You’d Love to Love?
Susan Hanniford Crowley