You’ve Got Mail (1998)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

USA, 1998.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Nora Ephron, , based on the play Parfumerie by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Nora Ephron, .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Tom Hanks and  reunite with their Sleepless In Seattle director Nora Ephron in a remake of The Shop Around The Corner (which was also remade in musical form as In The Good Old Summertime) that is neither as tightly written as Seattle was or as effortlessly witty, but has a cool, lazy style of its own. Ryan is a children’s book store owner who emails back and forth with an anonymous writer whom she doesn’t know is big chain book store owner Hanks, who is about to destroy her business with his latest addition to his series of megastores. Greg Kinnear also stars as Ryan’s communication-challenged boyfriend, and is Hanks’ off the wall fiancee. It sticks around a bit too long, the last third is especially off rhythm, but if you’re in the right mood when you see it, you’ll enjoy it.

Golden Globe Award Nomination:  Best Actress-Musical/Comedy (Meg Ryan)

One Comment Add yours

  1. dbmoviesblog says:

    This is one of the most heart-warming films I’ever watched. Seeing it around Christmas is my dream. Good post.

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