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All About Steve

All About Steve

Date: Oct 14 2009

Themes: Romance

Grammar: Adverbs

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Often when two people fall in love, they feel like it was meant to be. Their relationship seems so perfect, they think they must have been destined to meet. But what if only one person falls in love? Could you be soulmates with someone who wasn’t interested in dating you?

Sandra Bullock’s character in the new movie All About Steve becomes convinced that she’s met her Mr. Right after one date. Unfortunately, he thinks she is Ms. Wrong. Mary then decides she’ll do anything and everything she can to win Steve over. Find out if the movie managed to win over Marni and Jason.

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Jason

Jason

Marni

Marni

Jason:  You know, I enjoy the occasional tarot reading, those sort of things.

Marni:  Yeah.

Jason:  But I tend to shy away from them sometimes, because I feel like I get too attached to the vision that they portray.

Marni:  Interesting.

Jason:  Like if I feel like something’s meant to be, then it’s like, “Come hell or high water, that is going to happen!”

Marni:  That reminds me of this movie I just saw, All About Steve, starring Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper, who’s sort of a hot commodity right now. But the premise is she feels like…They go on this blind date, and she feels like it’s destined to be. And he’s not so sure about it. So she follows him around the country and sort of is stalker-esque toward him, because she just believes so strongly that they are meant to be.

Jason:  These are dangerous concepts, things like soulmate.

Marni:  Yeah. Things like love at first sight, you know, that romantic notion. She feels that way about him.

Jason:  Does it just break your heart when he brushes her off?

Marni:  It certainly…She’s just sort of like more determined than ever. It’s like clearly he just doesn’t see it and she’s gonna make him see it.

Jason:  Yeah. That hardly ever works.

 

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Discussion

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When Jason believes that something is meant to be, he becomes obsessed with making it happen. If things don’t turn out the way he expects, he feels upset.

In the same way, Sandra Bullock’s character in All About Steve becomes obsessed with a guy because she thinks he’s her soulmate. She is so crazy about him that she even stalks him. But stalking isn’t usually the best way to get someone to like you.

It’s hard to make someone to fall in love with you if they just don’t feel it. But if you really believe you’ve met the person you’re destined to be with, it can be hard to let go of that idea.

Do you believe that everyone has a soulmate? What is the best way to get someone to like you?

 

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CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

I believe everyone has  soulmate, we born to be a couple, so don’t worry if you don’t have soulmate, surely you do.
Simple…................be friendly is the best way to get someone like you, never afraid to break the ice hehehehhehhhhhhhhhhh 

02:36 PM Nov 14 2011 |

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bambie29

bambie29

Philippines

i like the movie.. although I feel sorry for Sandra's character…i would never do that unless that person is really worth like i should really genuinely know the person.. 

01:48 PM Feb 23 2010 |

Razty

Razty

Thailand

soulmate__

12:57 AM Feb 14 2010 |

mirellajulca

Peru

is my life's hirtory

aww

haha

04:18 AM Dec 17 2009 |

zeinabou

zeinabou

Egypt

I believe that you can meet some one who matches with you better than another one. i think the better way to attract some body is to be yourself.

06:04 PM Oct 19 2009 |

Shinichi Lover

Bahrain

yeah ofcourse, every one has soulmate, we need only to wait and THE RIGHT PERSON will come on one day, for me I like surprise I wish to meet my soulmate in a nice situation !

11:03 AM Oct 19 2009 |

david_marceno

Brazil

I don't believe in destiny. I believe in making your own future. If you love someone, just go there and say it. If this person happen to turn you down, don't give up. You can always find someone else. There are thousands of people in this world that could be a perfect mate for you. You just need to be confident and accept the fact that no one is perfect.

10:00 PM Oct 17 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Sure,I believe in that idea,everyone has a someone in special…But one thing I came to believe is let it happen! And when it happens your heart knows ;)

02:50 PM Oct 17 2009 |

dineshk

dineshk

India

It true…!!!

10:14 AM Oct 16 2009 |

hannahcooldream

China

every one needs soulmate…...i think….

08:16 AM Oct 16 2009 |

sofree

sofree

China

Yes, I believe everyone has at least one soulmate.

 

I don't think you can really MAKE someone like you, if someone like you, you want him like you because who you are, not how hard you make it happen.

03:52 AM Oct 16 2009 |

o0LilyShine0o

Saudi Arabia

yes everyone has a soulmate but I dont no what is the best  way we can meet with our Mr.right So I alwyes left it back for destined!!!!!!!!!  

09:27 PM Oct 14 2009 |

azar_azari_06

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

absolutely right ,,to finding a soulmate can be exist in everybody,s imagination,,and will finding one day,,someone ideal to care about eachother 

08:57 PM Oct 14 2009 |

lilcool

lilcool

Saudi Arabia

be cool like fish

 

05:39 PM Oct 14 2009 |

koxa

koxa

Ukraine

I think if you really believe in soulmate you shouldn't do anything special, it will happen itself someday and somewhere)... 

05:31 PM Oct 14 2009 |

noguti

noguti

Brazil

hm… to love and not be loved back…. so complicated….... :P

Well, when we meet a person and have a talk for just some minutes, it's possible to figure out if we can get on well with this person… (scientific report) =D

04:41 PM Oct 14 2009 |

PRISCILA18

Colombia

i think that if u know your soulmate, u dont have to demostrate him that you have to be together, because when two people fall in love, there isn´t problem for being together. they just are together without magic and tarot.

04:26 PM Oct 14 2009 |

***angel***

Italy

when I fell in love for my  Mr. right everything was as it meant to be!he won me over entirely! and he does the same day by day!

it's a kind of perfect and magic dating with the man of your dreams..it's like flying high!..yeah everyone have soulmate.. but sometimes people let them go..! and I don't know why. probably people are simply scared of love!

04:05 PM Oct 14 2009 |

reeze

reeze

Uzbekistan

The best way to to is to be the BEST!!!LOOOL!!!

But telling the truth, if you love someone but he doesn't, just де him go, you can never make the person like you, it's truth. We must just believe that we''ll meet our real destiny!!

03:49 PM Oct 14 2009 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

i think , everybody have a soulmate , where ?? i dont know but i am sure in one part of the world is waiting us.

saludos.

03:47 PM Oct 14 2009 |

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