You've Got Mail


You've Got Mail

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Great chemistry between the leads made this a warm and charming delight.



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The film tells of Kathleen Kelly, who owns a children's bookstore in New York. It is a small but profitable labor of love -- until Foxbooks, a mega-chain of super-sized bookstores, begins building across the street. Joe Fox, an executive with the family-owned firm, is directly responsible for this particular branch. Kathleen despises Joe and everything he seems to stand for. The future of her very livelihood is in doubt. When Kathleen and Joe are not working, they are logged onto their respective computers, where they've each met a wonderful friend. No one else has shared-or is even aware of-their intimate, anonymous electronic conversations that begin with the magic words "you've got mail."

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Tom Hanks
as Joe Fox
Meg Ryan
as Kathleen Kelly
Parker Posey
as Patricia
Dabney Coleman
as Nelson Fox
Steve Zahn
as George
John Randolph
as Schuyler Fox
Heather Burns
as Christina
Deborah Rush
as Veronica Grant
Hallee Hirsh
as Annabelle Fox
Cara Seymour
as Gillian
Katie Finneran
as Maureen, the Nanny
Michael Badalucco
as Charlie, Lift Attendant
Veanne Cox
as Miranda Magulies, Children's Author
Sara Ramirez
as Rose, Zabar's Cashier
Howard Spiegel
as Henry, Irate Zabars Shopper
Diane Sokolow
as Zabars Shopper
Julie Kaas
as Zabars Shopper
Reiko Aylesworth
as Thanksgiving Guest
Katie Sagona
as Young Kathleen Kelly
Kathryn Maisle
as Cecilia Kelly
Nina Zoie Lam
as Sidne Anne, TV Reporter
Maggie Murphy
as Theatre Patron
Mary Pat Kelly
as Fox Books Shopper
Chris Messina
as Fox Salesperson
Ronobir Lahiri
as Man at Cafe Lalo
André Sogliuzzo
as Waiter at Cafe Lalo
Peter A. Mian
as Capeman at Starbucks
Richard Cohen
as Starbucks Customer
Enzo Angileri
as Starbucks Customer
Nick Brown
as Juggler
Ann Fleuchaus
as Sarah Mancini
Neil Bonin
as Party Guest
Bill McHugh
as Party Guest
Lynn Grossman
as Yvette Fox
Dolores Sirianni
as Mother of Twins
as Brinkley the Dog
as Brinkley the Dog
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Nice 90's rom com. Got to admit, I don't think I could forgive the guy who ran me out of business, let alone love him - but I could be over thinking it. I really liked the little book store too - really cute. Meg Ryan used to do this type of film very well. I have found myself rewatching a few lately, which is odd as I wasn't huge on them when they were first out. Though they are obviously dated now, they are still nice movies and she's very relatable in them.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Very predictable storyline, similar to Sleepless in Seattle - the characters don't know each other but are destined to meet. They chat via email, but don't realise they loathe each other in real life. Good cast. Modern adaptation of shop around the corner.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

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I am tackling my demons and attempting a few Rom Coms, this would usually be the type of film I would side step, but I will admit to liking this a little and finding the two sides of the relationship interesting.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

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Dispite, Nora Ephron's You've Got Mail, looks like a weak and odd version of Sleepless in Seattle and that don't present some finals elements of the plot, this movie show a good chemistry between Ms. Ryan and Mr. Hanks characters and in a skilful way, Ms. Ephron make the audience be delighted with the strange and sweet couple formed by Joe (Hanks) and Kathleen (Ryan). Fresh.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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