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You've Got Mail (1998)

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Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly 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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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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$65,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$115,731,542 (USA) (23 April 1999)
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The New York previews were shown in the exact same theater (same building, same "room") that Meg Ryan and Greg Kinnear go into to see their movie, the Sony Lincoln Square 13 and IMAX Theater. See more »

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When Kathleen leaves her home, at the end of the film, to meet with Joe, so she is wearing a thin sweater and a skirt, clearly without pockets. She shuts the door behind her when she leaves home. But where does she keep her keys ??? See more »

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Joe Fox: [about a sculpture on Nelson Fox's desk] Porcelain?
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Performed by Jean Stapleton, Steve Zahn, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, and Heather Burns
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9 on a scale of 10
10 January 1999 | by (Overland Park, Ks.) – See all my reviews

It was hard not to give this movie a 10, but since I have only given out about 20 10's in all the movies I have ever seen - thousands, a 10 here would have been a little too generous.

Though, it is difficult to find fault, I suppose it is fair to say that the movie didn't always have full steam - especially early on. Still, even during those times, it was interesting. I mean, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. What else do you need?

Additionally, I didn't laugh very much. Not that I was required to, but this genre would, after all, be considered a romantic comedy. Despite the lack of laughs, it was as feel good as it gets.

The movie was blessed with two great actors, a creative idea, excellent writing and directing. And, the ending was one for the ages. I might have chosen to "tweak" it a little, but it was about as good as you will ever see

  • assuming you like romance. I do!



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