I rented this movie this past weekend. It looked cute when it came out, but as is my typical custom, I didn't make it to the theater to see it.
Quick synopsis: work-a-holic Lindsey meets cute schoolteacher Ben in the fall. He's a Red Sox fan (literally from the origins of that abbreviation: a fanatic). Has great season tickets, goes to all the games, watches all the games, tapes all the games he doesn't go to or watch live on TV, etc, etc. They jump over the hurdles of learning how to compromise and make room in their lives for a relationship - "THE" relationship. And happy ending. (Sorry if you haven't seen it, but really, did you think it would end any other way?)
Couple things I liked about this movie:
1. Drew Barrymore. I don't always love her movies, but most of the time I do.
2. It gave me hope -- both Lindsey and Ben are successful career folks (i.e. not 22 years old) -- and still not married.
But, in a conversation where Lindsey's girlfriends have just met Ben for the first time and are analyzing whether he is acceptable, good enough, etc, a quote has stuck with me. Forgive the paraphrase if I don't get it completely right.
"Why is he 30 and still single? What is wrong with him?"
The movie did remind that I am not as old and decrepit as I sometimes feel -- but it also got me asking (again), "what is wrong with me?" Why haven't I met my prince charming yet? Why am I still waiting for unfulfilled dreams?
I know it isn't all about me and what I want and think I need. I know that God has a plan and His plans are far superior to mine. But at the same time, I often wonder "am I not good enough (smart enough, thin enough, pretty enough, etc, etc, etc)?"