I find this movie to be simply pleasant. There isn’t much about it that is spectacular, but nothing about it is necessarily bad. It has a very nice soundtrack, and not a bad plot, but both of these are shamelessly borrowed from other movies. Still, it makes it sentimental in a way that I think is okay.
The characters are likable enough, and they’re written pretty well. Their motives and desires are pretty understandable and relatable. The one thing that bugs me is that the movie talks enough about destiny, magic, and fate to make the audience accept that these are all working in favor of the protagonist, and we are supposed to like that. This gives the writers “permission” to fill the sucker with Dius ex machina, while also showing faith in destiny to be a very positive thing, with which I personally disagree. This kind of comes across as lazy writing, especially since it’s the writer’s job to make it seem like nothing can possibly work out for the protagonist, and this movie seems to proclaim from the beginning that destiny’s going to ensure that everything works out.
For that reason, and the fact that the plot doesn’t strike me as anything absolutely outstanding, I think the movie is a little weak. However, in its simplicity it manages to be remarkably pleasant, and I see why it’s a classic.