You've Got Mail

You've Got Mail

DVD - 2008
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Hanks and Ryan become anonymous e-mail cyberpals who fall head-over-laptops in love, unaware that they are combative business rivals.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, c2008
Edition: Deluxe ed
ISBN: 9780790740898
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 21, 2019

Adorable rom com

oatmeal_crispy Dec 24, 2018

[You’ve Got Mail] is a late-’90s pre-[The Matrix] film by Nora Ephron about two New Yorkers who hate each other due to capitalism’s natural tendency towards monopoly but through the power of the Interweb://Netscape.56k become attracted to each other without knowing it.
They then begin to hate each other slightly less in this arrangement called “love” or whatever they call it in the Five Boroughs...
[You’ve Got Mail] has a certain charm that nudges us to ask, “Why isn’t there a Tom Hanks–Meg Ryan romcom this year,” or “Why isn’t there one every 3–5 years?”
Merry Christmas Everybody!

JCLAngelicaR Nov 29, 2018

So charming that the unrealistically happy ending seems well satisfying! Apart from a sweet romance, as a librarian at the public library, I can totally relate to Meg Ryan's heroine and her professional mission. No architectural or technological glamour can substitute for a passion of someone who loves to connect people and books.

Jul 03, 2018

This movie is perhaps slow and romantic like Monsters, but the romantic development is far more appropriate. Still a little defiant or adversary of a relationship, yet far more dynamic.

Plus... There is good music.

Aug 23, 2017

An excellent, funny movie about a woman named Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) who is put out of business when Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) opens up a fancy bookstore on her street. I liked this one more than Sleepless in Seattle.

Jul 15, 2017

Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) loathes Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), after all, he is the reason why her bookstore is struggling to attract customers. After Joe opens a corporate book store just across the street, how can her modest store compete with his discounts? When Kathleen starts an online relationship with NY152 she falls head over heels with this mysterious man although she is in a relationship with someone else. Unbeknownst to Kathleen, this mystery man is, as expected, Joe Fox. Eventually, Joe realizes that the girl of his dreams is in fact Kathleen. Now, he must try to win her over and make her forget that they hate each another. I was so excited for this movie since in reunited Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan after Sleepless In Seattle. Unfortunately, its anticlimactic ending made this movie a huge disappointment.
- @Vaseline of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Dec 14, 2016

Super sweet romance with adorable Meg and Tom. Nobody is making these type of movies nowdays, and it doesn't have to do with who is in it, it is about the whole package: a story, script, music, settings, chemistry between actors and etc. Rewatched it X times.

Nov 06, 2016

Excellent good fun. Witty script, great chemistry between the principals, and a feel good story to boot. Pushes all the right buttons, particularly if you're a romantic at heart. The musical score is a hit all by itself.

Jul 30, 2016

GOOD 1998 movie which I gave a watch because I enjoyed Sleepless in Seattle also by much of the same crew but 5 years later (Ephron, Hanks, Ryan). I'm now enjoying seeing Jean Stapleton (as Birdie) in her various film appearances. Now I can vaguely remember her as Edith Bunker TV character.
Fun plot manipulations involving on-line messaging anonymity, loss thereof, etc.
I do occasionally give a watch to more contemporary movies than the 1930's-50's filma I am, um, researching...

Apr 20, 2015

Loosely based on the James Stewart/Margaret Sullivan film "The Shop Around the Corner," which is well worth seeking out.

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Infolass Jul 24, 2010

Kathleen Kelly: [writing to "NY152"] People are always saying that change is a good thing. But all they're really saying is that something you didn't want to happen at all... has happened. My store is closing this week. I own a store, did I ever tell you that? It's a lovely store, and in a week it'll be something really depressing, like a Baby Gap. Soon, it'll be just a memory. In fact, someone, some foolish person, will probably think it's a tribute to this city, the way it keeps changing on you, the way you can never count on it, or something. I know because that's the sort of thing I'm always saying. But the truth is... I'm heartbroken. I feel as if a part of me has died, and my mother has died all over again, and no one can ever make it right.


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