Movie review: The wishlist 2010

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Movie review: The wishlist 2010

The summary:
Sarah has had a history of dating seemingly nice guys who turn out to be jerks/losers. She is frustrated so she starts a list of attributes she would like in her partner and rates her dates on these characteristics. She goes to get a coffee at her local coffee house only to realise that her regular barista has left and this new guy (Fred) refuses to serve her anything except for the coffee he recommends. She leaves in frustration only to bump into the good looking, animal-loving and kind pediatrician (Erik). As they get to know each other, she finds that Erik ticks all the boxes. Meanwhile, she has her daily battles with Fred and finally tries one of his coffees and admits that he is right. She bonds with both guys, with Erik romantically and with Fred as a very close best friend. Then Fred pops the question. Sarah had to make a decision as to who to pick and she makes a list of the attributes of both guys and agrees to marry Erik- but not before spending some wild nights with her mate Fred who is spontaneous, funny. Without ruining the story, that's the main gist.

My thoughts:
I can't believe other people don't like this story. I mean, ok, so the main characters aren't A list stars but they are convincing in their roles. The storyline is also convincing enough and there is a moral to the story: You might not know what you really want. Or What you really want isn't want you think you want. I am glad the main character made the right decision by Erik, poor thing. But she could have been more honest with him from the get-go: not that she had that insight though.

I know a few single girls and boys that have a list. Some maybe simple, others maybe more elaborate, but they have written down or thought about the ideal attributes of a future partner. Some are positive (they must have this or exhibit this quality) others are negative (they must not exhibit this or have this). Lists can help us make many decisions in life, but underlying relationships is more than just attributes, there is something that can't be measured. Chemistry. Of course it is wise to have some exclusions- which will prevent future problems.

Personal reflection:

Sometimes it's hard to let go of something that fits the list. But I agree, sometimes you don't realise what you need until you don't find contentment in what you thought you wanted.

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Kari Jobe- You Are For Me

Capo 1

Intro:
A///|E/Ab///|F#m///|D2//

Verse 1:
   A            E            F#m
So faithful, so constant, so loving and so true
   D2
So powerful in all You do
A                E/G#
You fill me, You see me
    F#m
You know my every move
    D
You love for me to sing to You

Chorus:
  A
I know that You are for me
  E/G#
I know that You are for me
  F#m9                        D7
I know that You will never forsake me in my weakness
      A
And I know that You have come now 
E/G#                     F#m9
Even if to write upon my heart
     D               A
To remind me who You are

Inst:
E/Ab//|F#m///|D2//

Verse 2:
   A           E/G#         F#m
So patient, so gracious, so merciful and true
   D2
So wonderful in all You do
A                E/G#        F#m
You fill me, You see me, You know my every move
        D2
And you love for me to sing to You, Lord

Chorus:
  A
I know that You are for me
  E/G#
I know that You are for me
  F#m9                        D7
I know that You will never forsake me in my weakness
      A
And I know that You have come now 
E/G#                     F#m9
Even if to write upon my heart
     D               A
To remind me who You are


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