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You've Got Mail (1998)

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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At odds in life... in love on-line. 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) (20 December 1998)

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$115,821,495 (USA)
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Trivia

When Kathleen is decorating her shop's Christmas tree, she places an ornament of Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz (1939). Judy Garland, who played Dorothy Gale in the Wizard of Oz, also played the main character in In the Good Old Summertime (1949), which like You've Got Mail was based on The Shop Around the Corner (1940). See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Kathleen Kelly: [Doorbell] Who is it?
Joe Fox: It's Joe Fox.
Kathleen Kelly: What are you doing here?
Joe Fox: Uh, may I please come up?
Kathleen Kelly: No, I don't, I don't really think that that is a good idea, because I have a, I have a terrible, cold.
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Kathleen Kelly: Can you hear that?
Joe Fox: [laughs] Yeah.
Kathleen Kelly: Listen, I'm sniffling, and I'm not really awake, and I'm taking echinacea and Vitamin C and sleeping practically 24 hours a day. I have a temperature! And uh, um, I think I'm contagious. So I would, I would really appreciate it if you would just go away.
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Never Smile At A Crocodile
Written by Frank Churchill and Jack Lawrence
Performed by The Paulette Sisters
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Well, I honestly do not no what to say...
24 September 2007 | by (Gothenburg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

...except for the fact that this movie made me so happy! I'm a huge Tom Hanks fan and I collect all of his movies, and it has been quite some time since i've seen a really good and special movie of his. He's just such a wonderful actor and Meg Ryan's just... Well, she's just so great, always happy and when she's acting she always makes me laugh, cause she's just so wonderful! Let's talk about this movie: I'm gonna be honest with you, this isn't Forrest Gump or The Green Mile, but it is romantic, special, wonderful and it made me smile and wish for them to get together in the film, and in the end I was just happier then before! I think it's underrated, but everyone has a special taste, and I just loved it! I seriously recommend it to every Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan fan, you are not going to regret it! Thank you for your time.


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