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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe Fox
... Kathleen Kelly
... Frank Navasky
... Patricia Eden
... Birdie Conrad
... George Pappas
... Christina Plutzker
... Kevin Jackson
... Nelson Fox
... Schuyler Fox
... Annabelle Fox
... Matt Fox
... Gillian Quinn
... Maureen, the Nanny
... Charlie
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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18 December 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

You Have Mail  »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$115,821,495

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$250,821,495
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1.85 : 1
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Meg Ryan got her very first computer during the filming. See more »

Goofs

When Joe is in the Shop Around the Corner with Annabelle and Matt they head to the counter to check out. You can see that Christine (Heather Burns) is behind the counter checking out a customer. The camera instantly cuts to Joe and you can then see Christine behind him helping another customer. The camera then goes back to facing Kathleen and you can see Christine behind the counter again, this time leaving to go help that customer. The camera faces Joe again and Christine is behind him again helping a customer without enough time for her to walk over there that far yet. See more »

Quotes

Frank Navasky: Kathleen, you are a lone reed. You are a lone...
[sits down at his typewriter]
Frank Navasky: [typing] "... reed, standing tall, waving boldly in the corrupt sands of commerce."
[pulls the page out and hands it to Kathleen]
Kathleen Kelly: I am a lone reed.
Frank Navasky: Lone reed.
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Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours
Written by Stevie Wonder, Syreeta (as Syreeta Wright), Lee Garrett, and Lula Mae Hardaway
Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Records Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Films & TV Music
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You've got something most of us like
21 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Romantic comedies are not everyone's cup of tea; after all, who would want to watch unrealistic stories about ordinary people 'coupling' when we are offered such wonderful everyday experiences as ten car pileups, hordes of people being slaughtered in a hail of bullets while shopping, goblins, explosions, vampires and intergalactic spaceships?

But the majority of women, and many of those men who do not see themselves as the Governor of California will surely find much to like in this charming eye-moistener.

Tales of this ilk can easily be mawkish, but this one largely avoids the trap, thanks to an intelligent script, the believability of the lead pair (as well as the supporting cast) and good pacing that leaves the denouement until the closing shot.


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