Sleepless in Seattle (1993)



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It's Christmas Eve and radio talk show psychologist Marcia Fieldstone has asked her listening audience what they are wishing and dreaming of during this season of hope. A little boy, who is tuned in from Seattle calls in his wish, a new wife for his father who has been widowed for a year and a half. Meanwhile, all the way across the country, punching buttons on her car radio as she drives from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., Annie Reed hears Jonah and is immediately captivated by him and his selfless Christmas wish. Jonah and his dad are immediately besieged by countless letters from listeners reaching out to help, including thousands of marriage proposals from women across the country. Meanwhile, Annie becomes convinced that it is her destiny to meet Sam, Jonah's lovely dad. And as Annie sees it, there are just two minor problems. First, she is presently engaged to marry another man whom she does love. And, of course, Jonah's dad does not even know yet that he and Annie are made for each other.
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy , Drama , Romance
Directed By: Nora Ephron
Written By: Nora Ephron , David S. Ward , Jeff Arch , Larry Atlas
In Theaters: wide
TriStar Pictures


Tom Hanks
as Sam Baldwin
Meg Ryan
as Annie Reed
Bill Pullman
as Walter Jackson
Ross Malinger
as Jonah Baldwin
Barbara Garrick
as Victoria
Carey Lowell
as Maggie Baldwin
Gaby Hoffmann
as Jessica
Le Clanche Du Rand
as Barbara Reed
Kevin O'Morrison
as Cliff Reed
David Hyde Pierce
as Dennis Reed
Dana Ivey
as Claire
Calvin Trillin
as Uncle Milton
Frances Conroy
as Irene Reed
Valerie Wright
as Betsy Reed
Tom Tammi
as Harold Reed
Caroline Aaron
as Dr. Marcia Fieldstone
Linda Wallem
as Loretta
Tom McGowan
as Keith
Marguerite Schertle
as Baltimore Waitress
Hannah Cox
as Jessica's Mother
Victor Morris
as Seattle Maitre D'
Rich Hawkins
as Jessica's Father
Donald J Lee Jr
as Seattle Detective
Diane Sokolow
as Tiffany Saleswoman
Michael Badalucco
as New York Taxi Dispatcher
Jeff Mazzola
as New York Taxi Dispatcher
Philip Levy
as Taxi Driver
Julie Janney
as Cynthia
John Boylan
as Elevator Man
Sidney Armus
as Information Booth Man
John Boylan
as Elevator Man
Matt Smith
as Mailman
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Mostly, Sleepless in Seattle leaves you feeling restless in the audience.

Full Review… | February 2, 2009
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

If one can ignore all the straining for lightness here, this is watchable enough, though hardly anything resembling a tearjerker.

Full Review… | February 2, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Ephron and fellow writers Jeff Arch and David S. Ward have conspired to make Sleepless in Seattle as purposefully schmaltzy as one can imagine, in a manner that's almost cynical.

Full Review… | July 21, 2008
Top Critic

It's easily the hippest, frankest and funniest date movie around.

August 25, 2006
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

The schmaltzy soundtrack is overdone, but cameraman Sven Nykvist wraps it all up in an appropriately warm glow.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Sleepless in Seattle

Classic rom-com.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Sleepless in Seattle is one of the most fantastic movies i've ever watched.It really hit me somewhere in my heart.We may fall in love all of a sudden.There is no reason for this.And neither do we need.Love is just like magic.Love has it all.

Chandler Xiong
Chandler Xiong

Cheesy rom com, I dont understand how its so popular, still some funny momest though and not all that bad.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

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