|Ms Ryan with all her books and a quaint vintage style|
And Tom Hanks is always a good guy really... surely I know that? Ol' Tommy-boy would never be the bad guy after loving Hooch the way he did, and surviving the island and all the other loveable characters can't be wrong...
But let's look at the film more closely. Let's take apart all the soppy-gushy-pukey romance and have a ganders at the guts of the movie. Our Meggie-Moo runs a cute little bookshop which her dead mother left to her. Pantsy-Hanks runs a chain of large, corporate bookshops and his business has destroyed hers. His actions have destroyed her business, her heritage, her inheritance and her memories.
Forgiveable: Yes / No. Delete as appropriate.
If that wasn't bad enough, he manipulates her online and in her company. He turns up in places he knows she will be, fashions answers he knows she wants to hear and basically works her into a corner until she has no escape. The only thing genuine about his courtship is the phrase, "Go to the mattresses" as evidently he has no boundaries when pursuing something he wants to win.
|Creepy man pursuing an innocent woman... Poor Meggie!|
Or I think I must have been convinced he's alright by his cute dog.