Finally, we had our first sip of Jägermeister, the famed German liqueur, a short while ago.
Our verdict (on the liqueur that is) – Not bad. Not bad at all.
Kinda like the cough syrup, but much thinner and, of course, a lot more alcohol in it. 😉
We like it. By the way, it’s $13.99 for a 375-ml bottle.
With Jägermeister flowing in our veins and sipping on a tall glass of our usual Gin+Seltzer, who can blame us if we’re in a frivolous mood.
And what better thing to do in this state of mind ahem mindless state than watch a flippant romantic comedy like Serendipity (John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale).
The 2001 film is directed by Peter Chelsom.
We’ll update this post after completing the film.
Yes, they have already met at Bloomingdale’s and are now sitting at the Ice Cream shop.
Update: Junk, but Watchable
They say that once in your lifetime someone comes along who you are absolutely meant to be with.
Everything feels great.
The stars are aligned. Body and spirit are in balance.
Well, this movie is piffle.
But since we were floating high we didn’t mind it.
Notwithstanding the ridiculous romantic story drivel, there were some redeeming elements in Serendipity.
Foremost among the pluses are the fine acting by the lead pair Jonathan (John Cusack) and Sara (Kate Beckinsale).
Both of them do such a decent job that you are inclined to forgive the hopeless story of near-misses and coincidences.
We found their respective friends Dean (Jeremy Piven) and Eve (Molly Shannon) likable too.
And of course, the charming Bloomingdale’s salesman (Eugene Levy).
The story in essence is of a serendipitous, short-meeting of two people Jonathan and Sara in New York, who find they enjoy each other’s company.
But they part because the girl has some weird ideas of destiny that involves writing telephone numbers on $ bills and inside Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ Love in the Time of Cholera (a book we immensely love, by the way).
Fast forward several years later: Jonathan and Sara are engaged.
But, alas, to different people.
Still, there’s an uneasy restlessness in both.
Well, no marks for guessing what happens next. 😉
Now, if you schmucks will excuse us we’d like to have some more of our Jägermeister and Chapatis with fried potatoes. Yummy combination!