NORA EPHRON Writer, Producer, Director. The late and beloved Nora Ephron, directed seven films before she died in 2012 of pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukaemia. Among the seven films in her filmography is “Sleepless in Seattle” which starred Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and was co-written and directed by Nora. It was a romantic comedy inspired by “An Affair to Remember”.
After his wife Maggie passes away, Sam Baldwin and his 8-year-old son Jonah relocate from Chicago to Seattle to escape the grief associated with Maggie’s death. Eighteen months later Sam is still grieving and can’t sleep. Although Jonah misses his mother, he wants his father to get a new wife despite Sam having not even contemplated dating again. On Christmas Eve, Sam ends up pouring his heart out on a national radio show about his magical and perfect marriage to Maggie, and how much he still misses her. Among the many women who hear Sam’s story and fall in love with him solely because of it is Annie Reed, a Baltimorebased newspaper writer.
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