Sabrina (1995)

sabrina 1995The chauffeur’s daughter, not the teenage witch.


I know.  I know.

Believe me, I know — not at the top of your list — but hear me out:

This film was a financial flop, doomed to suffer comparisons to a classic original that carried the star power of Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden.

And though from this day forward I will probably receive bodily threats from Hepburn fans, I’m sorry, but I just liked this version a little better. It moves a bit faster, it has a beautiful musical score, and Julia Ormond’s haircut makes me nostalgic for the PTA meetings of yesteryear.

Sabrina stars Julia Ormond (First Knight), Greg Kinnear (You’ve Got Mail), and Harrison Ford (Never heard of the guy. Probably the director’s nephew or something.)

Thanks to the musical contribution of John Williams and Sting, this movie was actually nominated for two academy awards: Best Original Score and Best Original Song. I was going to make a joke about how that probably had to Sting, but I’m already making a terrible pun in the next paragraph.

OH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: I know Harrison hates going Solo, but he should really keep his Hans off Sabrina. [wocka wocka wocka…]

julia-ormond-sabrina-1995There’s a key moment in this film when David, the hopeless crush of Sabrina’s life, is trying to get Sabrina to join him for a romantic evening and she asks, “What’s going to happen?” He starts to say something about champagne but then she says, “No, I meant after that.” David stumbles over his words and says, “I don’t know…is that so bad? We can talk about all that later, can’t we?”

It’s easy to have a great time with someone when you spend the majority of your time going out to eat, having fun together, and engaging in various levels of physical intimacy—but what about after that?

If you’re in a relationship with no direction, then you’re in a relationship with no purpose. And purpose is infinitely and inextricably linked to happiness.

So if you find yourself in a similar situation, you might take a page out of Sabrina’s book and ask, “What’s going to happen?” because — chauffeur’s daughters not excluded — everyone deserves the happiness that accompanies purpose.

“Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.” — 2 Nephi 2:25


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2 Responses to Sabrina (1995)

  1. Shannon W. says:

    I love this one better than the Audrey Hepburn one too. We must be kindred spirits or something. 😉

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