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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:

£1,604,398 (UK) (26 February 1999)

Gross:

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

Both Kathleen and Joe used AOL software to connect to the Internet. They were both using version 4.0 which was in beta testing mode when the film was being made. See more »

Goofs

At a party where Kathleen realizes that Joe is in fact Joe Fox, she is talking to him as he helps himself to the caviar garnish from a plate. He scrapes a section of the garnish from around the edge of the plate. When he does this again a moment later, the caviar garnish is back in the exact same position it was before he first scraped it off. See more »

Quotes

Kathleen Kelly: I thought all that Fox stuff was so charming. F-O-X.
Joe Fox: Well, I didn't *lie* about it.
Kathleen Kelly: "Joe"? "Just call me Joe"? As if you were one of those stupid 22-year old girls with no last name? "Hi, I'm Kimberly!" "Hi, I'm Janice!" Don't they know you're supposed to have a last name? It's like they're an entire generation of cocktail waitresses.
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Performed by Jean Stapleton, Steve Zahn, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, and Heather Burns
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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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