Eight Days of Christmas: Favorite things about… Serendipity (2001)

The favorite film: Serendipity, a 2001 romantic comedy directed by Peter Chelsom for Miramax The synopsis: Christmas shopping season is in full swing in New York City when Jonathan Trager heads to Bloomingdale’s to buy a pair of black gloves for his girlfriend. The store has only one pair left, and Jonathan gives the gloves up so they can be bought by Sara Thomas, who … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas: Favorite things about… Serendipity (2001)

Childhood favorites revisited: Save the Last Dance

Save the Last Dance (2001) was one of the films that started the “dance film” craze of the new millennium, following in the ’80s footsteps of Footloose (1984) and Dirty Dancing (1987). Opening on the holiday weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. day and raking in over $130,000,000 during its run (over $25,000,000 of which was made on opening weekend), there’s no question as to … Continue reading Childhood favorites revisited: Save the Last Dance

Favorite things about… Riding in Cars with Boys

The favorite film: Riding in Cars with Boys, a 2001 comedy/drama from Columbia Pictures. The synopsis: Bev was born in 1950 and grew up in a working-class family. She’s bright, talented and full of ambition. She dreams of going to college in New York and getting published. But Bev also likes to have her fun. The time comes when she develops an interest in romantic … Continue reading Favorite things about… Riding in Cars with Boys