A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
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
Kathleen and Joe used AOL software to connect to the Internet. They were both using version 4.0 which was in beta testing mode when the film was being made. See more »
The position of the hat on Kathleen's head when she is reading the stories. See more »
You know, sometimes I wonder...
Well... if I hadn't been Fox Books and you hadn't been The Shop Around the Corner, and you and I had just, well, met...
Yeah. I would have asked for your number, and I wouldn't have been able to wait twenty-four hours before calling you and saying, "Hey, how about... oh, how about some coffee or, you know, drinks or dinner or a movie... for as long as we both shall live?"
And you and I would have never been at war. And the only thing...
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Several scenes were originally scripted and partly filmed but not included in the final cut:
A scene in which Kathleen gets involved with two garbagemen and first gets tongue-tied.
Extended scenes referring to the roof-top murderer including a love affair with George.
A scene with Kathleen and Christina talking about falling in love.
Extended scenes that characterize Patricia: a presentation of an author (the woman in the later elevator scene)
Extended scenes that characterize Frank: he meets an famous author whom he adores.
Scenes on Kathleen's and Joe's childhood.
A scene in which Joe explains Annabel why the Shop Around the Corner had to close.
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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