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
A remake of the 1940 film The Shop Around the Corner (1940) starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. The original film involved two employees at a leather goods shop in Budapest. (In the source play it was a perfumerie). Other incarnations were "In the Good Old Summer Time" (music store), and "She Loves Me" (parfumerie). They could not stand each other at work, but were unknowingly falling in love through the mail as anonymous pen pals. See more »
When typing a message about The Godfather, Joe types "Don't lose you're nerve." It should read, "Don't lose your nerve". See more »
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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