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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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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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In the party scene, Tom Hanks' character responds to Meg Ryan's comment "that caviar is a garnish!" by scooping up all the remaining caviar for himself. In the movie "Big" (1988), Hanks' character tries caviar at a party, which he hates; he spits it out & wipes his tongue with a napkin. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kathleen Kelly: [on "NY152"] What if he showed up, took one look at me, and left?
Christina Plutzker: Not possible.
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Written by Harry Nilsson
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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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