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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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£1,604,398 (UK) (26 February 1999)

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$115,731,542 (USA) (23 April 1999)
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The movie's opening and ending titles make use of commonly seen computer images of the time, specifically Windows 95/98. The ending title song, which begins just after the words "The End" appear on the screen, starts with and adaptation of the "startup" sound from Windows 95. See more »

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The position of the hat on Kathleen's head when she is reading the stories. See more »

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Joe Fox: I could never be with someone who like Joni Mitchell. "It's clouds illusions I recall/I really don't know clouds at all." What does that mean? Is she a pilot? Is she taking flying lessons? It's probably a metaphor for something, but I don't know what.
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I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City
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Performed by Sinéad O'Connor (as Sinead O'Connor)
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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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