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
When Tom Hanks reveals himself as the pen pal to Meg Ryan in the park, he uses a below the waist hand shrug. This is the same gesture his grade school character gives to Elizabeth Perkins when he says goodbye to her in the movie "Big", in both cases signifying "What can I say?" See more »
At a party where Kathleen realizes that Joe is in fact Joe Fox, she is talking to him as he helps himself to the caviar garnish from a plate. He scrapes a section of the garnish from around the edge of the plate. When he does this again a moment later, the caviar garnish is back in the exact same position it was before he first scraped it off. See more »
[in Kathleen's store, buying books]
May I ask who you are?
Kathleen Kelly, and this is my store. And you are?
Joe. Just call me Joe. We'll take these books.
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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.
...except for the fact that this movie made me so happy! I'm a huge Tom Hanks fan and I collect all of his movies, and it has been quite some time since i've seen a really good and special movie of his. He's just such a wonderful actor and Meg Ryan's just... Well, she's just so great, always happy and when she's acting she always makes me laugh, cause she's just so wonderful! Let's talk about this movie: I'm gonna be honest with you, this isn't Forrest Gump or The Green Mile, but it is romantic, special, wonderful and it made me smile and wish for them to get together in the film, and in the end I was just happier then before! I think it's underrated, but everyone has a special taste, and I just loved it! I seriously recommend it to every Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan fan, you are not going to regret it! Thank you for your time.
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