Pleasant light romantic film — 3 years ago
John and Sarah meet by chance while trying to buy the last pair of black gloves shortly before Christmas. There’s an immediate chemistry, and they wonder if they might be soulmates… however, they’re both in other relationships, and decide to allow destiny to guide them.
We then race forward a few years, to find them living a long distance apart, each about to be married. Sarah’s fiance is a strange kind of guy who obviously doesn’t deserve her, but John’s fiancee, while a little characterless, seems likeable enough. Suddenly they both become obsessed with finding each other, and a chase ensues, with each of them missing the other by seconds, time and again.
It’s a quirky kind of story with more than a hint of Cinderella (each ends up with one glove, and is searching for the person with the missing one). There are some mild anachronisms – the fact that nobody seems to feel cold when it’s snowing out, for instance – and the number of coincidences seem a little overboard. But the acting is good, the chemistry between the two main actors works, there’s some light humour, and I particularly liked the scenes with John and his best friend.
All in all, a pleasant movie for a relaxing evening.