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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

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Someone you pass on the street may already be the love of your life. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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18 December 1998 (USA)  »

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You Have Mail  »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$115,731,542 (USA) (23 April 1999)
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Jean Stapleton's character's name is Birdie Conrad, a reverse of the character Conrad Birdie from the famous Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie (1963). See more »

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It is shown several times that a key is needed to get into Kathleen's apartment building. However, when she leaves her building to go meet NY152 for the final time, she does not have her keys (and no purse or pockets). See more »

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Annabelle Fox: Oh, that's not my Dad. That's my nephew.
Kathleen Kelly: You know, I don't really think that HE could be your nephew.
Joe Fox: No, no, no, it's true. Annabelle is my aunt. Isn't that right, Aunt Annabelle?
Annabelle Fox: Uh-huh, and Matt is his...
Kathleen Kelly: No, no, let me guess. Are you his uncle?
[Matt giggles, shakes his head no]
Kathleen Kelly: His grandfather?
[Matt giggles harder, still shaking his head]
Kathleen Kelly: His great-grandfather?
Matthew Fox: [laughing] I'm his brother!
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References The Shop Around the Corner (1940) See more »

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Tomorrow
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Written by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin
Performed by Hallee Hirsh (uncredited)
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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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