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Two business rivals hate each other at the office but fall in love over the internet.

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Storyline

He's the owner of a bookstore chain; she's the woman he falls for online. Both are unaware that she runs the little shop his company is trying to shut down. Written by Kris Hopson

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bookstore | internet | book | remake | love | See more »

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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  »

Box Office

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

The location of Fox Books in the movie is actually the location of a real-life Barnes & Noble, on Broadway and 83nd street on the upper west side. The Barnes and Noble generated considerable neighborhood opposition when it opened in the early 1990s, as many feared it would drive a local bookseller, Shakespeare & Co. on 81st street, out of business. This is exactly what happened. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the movie, Joe and Kathleen are standing at a hot dog stand by a window. To avoid reflections/glare there is no glass in the window, which would be fine except that the glass is present in adjacent panes and the reflections of passers-by come and go as they walk along the street. See more »

Quotes

Joe Fox: I'm sure you must be late for something: volunteering at the Henry Street Settlement, or rolling bandages for Bosnian Refugees.
Gillian Quinn: I am. I'm having my eggs harvested.
Joe Fox: And getting those eggs harvested.
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Dreams
Written by Noel Hogan and Dolores O'Riordan
Performed by The Cranberries
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Films & TV Music
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Cookie-cutter romance, but Meg Ryan radiates with charm
9 July 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Pleasant, undemanding fluff reworks 1940's "The Shop Around the Corner" (remade initially in 1949 as the musical "In The Good Old Summertime") and reteams Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan for the second time in genial plot about rival bookstore owners. She operates a Mom & Pop bookshop, he's opening another outlet in his retail chain nearby; they lock horns over business, yet are unaware they are also each other's internet pen-pal. Slick and occasionally too-cute, but very entertaining picture with a holiday theme. Ryan is delightful, Hanks less so (he's rote, and looks tired to boot), but Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton and Steve Zahn make up a terrific supporting cast. Engaging and lots of fun. *** from ****


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