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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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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)  »

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You Have Mail  »

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$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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Since the movie, Heather Burns has actually petitioned for local New York City bookstores. See more »

Goofs

When Frank is showing off his typewriter to Kathleen and asks her to lean in to listen to its gentle whirling sound, the height of the paper in the typewriter changes between the wide and close-up shots. See more »

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Shopper: We should bomb Fox Books.
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Connections

References The Godfather: Part II (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Smile At A Crocodile
Written by Frank Churchill and Jack Lawrence
Performed by The Paulette Sisters
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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This movie was so much more than I expected.
21 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

This movie was so much better than I expected, which was a simple romantic comedy with predictable "pass each other in the street" scenarios throughout. I was pleasantly surprised to find a love story that touched my heart. Kathleen's vulnerability and pride in her mother made me cry and Joe's sensitivity and devious behavior were so very sweet.

I didn't think that Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan could pull off a romance better than they did in Sleepless In Seattle but I am happy to be mistaken.


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