Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
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
Joe Fox's grandfather mentions that long ago, he briefly shared a pen pal romance with the store's previous owner, Cecilia Kelly (Kathleen's mother), and that they only communicated through letters. This may have been a reference to the movie's predecessor, The Shop Around the Corner (1940), starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, or possibly the famous book and the movie 84 Charing Cross Road (1987) of the same name, with Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins as a female customer in New York and a male employee of the bookstore at that address in London. See more »
When Annabelle throws the rings on the bottle, he gives her a pink one and she throws a pink one, but a green one lands on the bottle. See more »
She fell in love with Generalissimo Franco!
No, don't say that. Really. We don't know that for sure.
Well, who else could it have been? It was probably around 1960.
Do you want some popcorn?
I can't believe this! I mean, it's not like he was something normal, like a socialist or an anarchist or something.
It happened in Spain. People do really stupid things in foreign countries.
Absolutely. They buy leather jackets for much more than they're worth. But they don't fall in love with...
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I was pleasantly surprised to find "Mail" not to be a rehash of "Sleepless." Ryan and Hanks do work exceptionally well together! Three-quarters into the movie I was wondering how they would ever pull off a romantic and yet believable ending, but the scene at the garden was one of those perfect moments in filmmaking. It just rang true and consistent with the story.
I really enjoyed this one! (And hearing Harry Nilsson's music again, used so beautifully, was icing on the cake!)
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