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


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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One of the most romantic movies I've ever seen!!!
18 December 1998 | by (Lancaster, PA) – See all my reviews

I've been starved for a great romantic film and YOU'VE GOT MAIL more than sated my appetite! I'd rank it right up there with CASABLANCA as one of the most romantic movies of all time. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have more chemistry than a High School Science Department! This movie was warm, funny, smart, and sexy. Tom and Meg light up the screen and Tom Hanks is the perfect hero! The movie was 2 hours long, felt like 10 minutes, and I didn't want it to be over! This is a definite keeper, and I can't wait for it to come out on video so I can watch it again and again!

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