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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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bookstore | internet | book | advice | 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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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)

Opening Weekend:

£1,604,398 (UK) (26 February 1999)

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$115,731,542 (USA) (23 April 1999)
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The store used for Fox Books is the old Barney's department store at 17th street and 7th avenue in Manhattan. See more »

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When Joe and Patricia get stuck in the elevator, the elevator man suggests they all jump up to trick the elevator into thinking no one is inside so the doors will open. Yet you know from their entry on the ground floor (and earlier scenes) that the elevator doors are operated BY HAND, and by that same elevator man. See more »

Quotes

Kevin: [At Cafe Lalo, spying on "Shopgirl"] You know what? She looks... I mean, she almost has the same coloring as... that Kathleen Kelly person.
Joe Fox: Kathleen Kelly with the little bookstore?
Kevin: Well, why not? You said you thought she was attractive.
Joe Fox: Absolutely, yes, why not. Who cares about Kathleen Kelly?
Kevin: Well... if you don't like Kathleen Kelly, I can tell you right now... you ain't gonna like this girl.
Joe Fox: Why not?
Kevin: Because it *is* Kathleen Kelly.
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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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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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