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You've Got Mail movie review

You've Got Mail

Director Nora Ephron with Delia Ephron have updated the age-old tale of pen-pals who in real life are bitter enemies.

Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) runs the Little Shop Around the Corner, an institution in New York, built by her beloved mother. Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) is a Corporate bulldozer whose superstore bookshops are cutting a bloody swath amongst the smaller, specialist, friendly bookshops.

He appeals to the populace with 'cheap books and legal stimulants (coffee)'.

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The film becomes with an excellent computer zoom in to New York, and slickly swaps into 'real life' in time to see our Kathleen slyly awaiting her luddite journalist boyfriend's departure so that she can log on and see the message 'You've Got Mail'. Across town, Fox's girlfriend, a publisher who "makes coffee nervous" leaves for the day freeing Joe to log on for his own e-mail run.

As they begin their respective days, bypassing one another in the street unbeknownst, we hear their messages in voiceover.

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Soon, Fox opens a store opposite Kathleen's store and a battle ensures, one where Fox is unknowlingly providing Kathleen with advice on how to fight his own onslaught.

An unabased comedy romance with well-drawn characters speaking deadpan ironic lines, all with Ephron's expert touch.

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Due for Australian release December 26, 1998
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See also: Based on The Shop Around the Corner
Nora Ephron also directed Michael
Tom Hanks also appears in Saving Private Ryan; Meg Ryan also appears in Addicted to Love, City of Angels, Anastasia; Greg Kinnear also appears in As Good as it Gets
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Title: You've Got Mail (1998)
Written by: screenplay by Delia Ephron and Nora Ephron, suggested by the classic Ernst Lubitsch comedy The Shop Around the Corner, (screenplay by Samson Raphaelson based on the play Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo)
Directed by: Nora Ephron
Produced by: Lauren Shuler Donner, Nora Ephron. Delia Ephron, Julie Durk and G. Mac Brown
Edited by: Richard Marks
Director of Photography: John Lindley
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The Players: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Greg Kinnear
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