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
Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) tells Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) about Pride and Prejudice, "I bet just you love that... Mr. Darcy, and your sentimental heart beats widely at the thought that he and... well, you know, whatever her name is, are truly, honestly going to end up together." While he can't recollect the name of Elizabeth Bennet, in reality, Tom Hanks has a daughter named Elizabeth. See more »
When Kathleen is in the cafe waiting for NY152 to show up she rearranges the book and flower and ends up putting the flower inside the book, then Joe comes in and she picks up the book to cover her face and the flower is now on top of it and the book is in a different position. See more »
I'm going to get some eucalyptus candles 'cause it makes my apartment smell moss-ay!
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Cookie-cutter romance, but Meg Ryan radiates with charm
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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