You've Got Mail

You've Got Mail

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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
0790740893
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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LCPL_Krystyna Oct 08, 2020

Romantic comedy featuring dynamic duo, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Two people meet online and confide in each other, while also being unknown business rivals. This is set in New York during the fall, and is such a cozy film for book lovers. Has a great cast and hilarious dialogue.

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sjarrell0
Jul 28, 2020

Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan- no brainier. This movie is the reason why I am obsessed with movies and the 90s. *The Cranberries play quietly in the background.

ArapahoeKati Mar 09, 2020

There is something so cheerful about a Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan rom-com. Their rivalry evolves through fall, winter, and into spring as you watch one of the prettiest and romantic springtime moments in film.

RandomLibrarian Dec 27, 2019

"You've Got Mail" is basically the perfect rom-com. I've watched it so many times and it never fails to be so romantic and satisfying. I also love how it came along at just the right time culturally - after the beginning of the Internet age, but before social media. I fondly remember the days of dial up, chat groups, and email as a young teen in the late 90s and this movie makes me a bit nostalgic. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks have wonderful chemistry, as well, which is a must in a rom-com.

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iloveseaotters
Nov 19, 2019

This is on my list of absolute favorites, coming in just under Sleepless In Seattle (my all time favorite). So many wonderful moments in this movie and it doesn't hold a candle to "Shop Around the Corner" IMO. The IM and the AOL computer technology is rather dated now but the storyline still stands. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have wonderful chemistry. Loved the cast including Steve Zhan, Greg Kinnear and Jean Stapleton. Hilarious moments throughout and a few that might make you cry!

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LoriJ_1
Jul 31, 2019

I don't usually watch "remakes" but I liked this one better than Shop Around the Corner.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 21, 2019

Adorable rom com

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gord_ma
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.

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P58Jackson
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.

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LCPL_Krystyna Oct 08, 2020

Joe to his pen pal: "Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."

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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