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
Michael Palin's role as a benevolent writer who frequently gave readings at The Shop was cut from the film. See more »
When Frank is typing on his new typewriter and calls Kathleen a "lone reed", the carriage stops halfway as he is typing the second line and does not move even though Frank is still typing. See more »
[to Joe, about Kathleen]
You know, I love how you've totally forgotten that you've had any role in her current situation. It's so obtuse. So insensitive. Reminds me of someone. Who? Who does it remind me of?
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I'm from Germany and I love this film! It makes me happy to just watch it! When watching this film one comes to think why in real life such beauty in words and moments can't be achieved! The film does'nt get boring, even if watched for the 23rd time! It's pure magic - you could endlessly listen to the conversations, the beautiful music and enjoy the excellent acting! Other films try to come in too trendy with freaky music and sexual content(not that there's anything wrong with that) - but it's not a feelgood movie! Besides the puns and the lovely warm hearted atmosphere does the rest! To everyone who hasn't yet seen this movie - rent it, buy it - enjoy it!
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