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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »



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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 »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 USA:

$18,426,749, 20 December 1998, Wide Release

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There is a Broadway musical adaptation of the original movie called, "She Loves Me". See more »


When Joe Fox is in The Shop Around The Corner, the "open/closed" sign is facing "open" side in thus "closed" side out. See more »


Joe Fox: [Joe Fox leaves the store, but his balloon is caught in the door. Joe goes back into the store to free the balloon] Good thing it wasn't the fish!
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Rockin' Robin
Written by Leon René (as Jimmie Thomas)
Performed by Bobby Day
Courtesy of Janus Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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Cookie-cutter romance, but Meg Ryan radiates with charm
9 July 2006 | by 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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