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You've Got Mail (1998)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  18 December 1998 (USA)
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Two business rivals hate each other at the office but fall in love over the internet.



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The owner of a large bookstore chain starts putting the owner of a small local bookstore out of business. Meanwhile they have been corresponding over the internet without knowing who either of them are. They can't stand each other in person but over the internet they are very attracted. He finds out who she is but she doesn't know. He starts to like her more but she still hates him. He has to fix it. Written by Deirdre Dear

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


At odds in life... in love on-line. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 December 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

You Have Mail  »

Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,426,749 (USA) (18 December 1998)


$115,731,542 (USA) (23 April 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The location of Fox Books in the movie is actually the location of a real-life Barnes & Noble, on Broadway and 83rd street on the upper west side. The Barnes and Noble generated considerable neighborhood opposition when it opened in the early 1990s, as many feared it would drive a local bookseller, Shakespeare & Co. on 81st street, out of business. This is exactly what happened. See more »


When Kathleen is in the cafe waiting for NY152 to show up she rearranges the book and flower and ends up putting the flower inside the book, then Joe comes in and she picks up the book to cover her face and the flower is now on top of it and the book is in a different position. See more »


Kathleen Kelly: [Doorbell] Who is it?
Joe Fox: It's Joe Fox.
Kathleen Kelly: What are you doing here?
Joe Fox: Uh, may I please come up?
Kathleen Kelly: No, I don't, I don't really think that that is a good idea, because I have a, I have a terrible, cold.
Kathleen Kelly: Can you hear that?
Joe Fox: [laughs] Yeah.
Kathleen Kelly: Listen, I'm sniffling, and I'm not really awake, and I'm taking echinacea and Vitamin C and sleeping practically 24 hours a day. I have a temperature! And uh, um, I think I'm contagious. So I would, I would really appreciate it if you would just go away.
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The Instrument Song
Performed by Jean Stapleton, Steve Zahn, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, and Heather Burns
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User Reviews

This movie was so much more than I expected.
21 December 1998 | by (DeKalb, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This movie was so much better than I expected, which was a simple romantic comedy with predictable "pass each other in the street" scenarios throughout. I was pleasantly surprised to find a love story that touched my heart. Kathleen's vulnerability and pride in her mother made me cry and Joe's sensitivity and devious behavior were so very sweet.

I didn't think that Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan could pull off a romance better than they did in Sleepless In Seattle but I am happy to be mistaken.

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