You've Got Mail (1998)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 59 mins

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Struggling boutique bookseller Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) hates Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), the owner of a corporate Foxbooks chain store that just moved in across the street. When they meet online, however, they begin an intense and anonymous Internet romance, oblivious of each other's true identity. Eventually Joe learns that the enchanting woman he's involved with is actually his business rival. He must now struggle to reconcile his real-life dislike for her with the cyber love he's come to feel.
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Cast: Greg Kinnear, Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks

Crew: Nora Ephron (Director), John Lindley (Director of Photography), George Fenton (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romantic Comedy

Release Dates: 18 Dec 1998 (India), 17 Feb 1999 (Brazil), 20 Jan 1999 (France), 12 Feb 1999 (Mexico), 26 Dec 1998 (New Zealand), 28 Jan 1999 (Singapore), 12 Feb 1999 (Spain), 26 Feb 1999 (United Kingdom), 18 Dec 1998 (United States)

Tagline: Someone you pass on the street may already be the love of your life.

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Did you know? Both Kathleen and Joe used AOL software to connect to the Internet. They were both using version 4.0 which was in beta testing mode when the film was being made. Read More
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as Frank Navasky
as Kathleen Kelly
as Joe Fox
as Waiter at Lalo
as Sarah Mancini
as Party Guest
as Vince Mancini
as Gillian Quinn
as Fox Salesperson
as Nelson Fox
as Kevin Jackson
as Veronica Grant
as Zabars Shopper
as Shopper
as Mother of Twins
as Starbucks Customer
as Annabelle Fox
as Christina Plutzker
as Henry, Zabars Shopper
as Birdie Conrad
as Matt Fox
as Schuyler Fox
as Shopper
as Zabars Shopper
as Cecilia Kelly
as Maureen, the Nanny
as Young Kathleen Kelly
as Shopper
as Yvette Fox
as Theater Patron
as Fox Books Shopper
as Shopper
as Charlie
as Shopper
as Party Guest
as Juggler
as Florist
as T.V. Reporter
as Patricia Eden
as Capeman
as Thanksgiving Guest
as Starbucks Customer
as Man at Cafe Lalo
as Decorator
as Rose, Zabars Cashier
as George Pappas
as Miranda Margulies


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Dolby Digital, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
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24 fps
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1.85:1 (Flat)
Someone you pass on the street may already be the love of your life.
At odds in life... in love on-line.
Factual Mistake
When Joe fox is in the shop around the corner the "open/closed" sign is facing "open" side in thus "closed" side out.

When Annabelle throws the rings on the bottle, he gives her a pink one and she throws a pink one, but a green one lands on the bottle.

The clock behind the counter in Kathleen's store reads exactly 4:30 through the entire 2 minutes plus when Joe is purchasing the books. It shows different times in other scenes, so it's not stopped.

The position of the hat on Kathleen's head when she is reading the stories.

When Kathleen is in the cafe waiting for NY152 to show up she rearranges the book and flower and ends up putting the flower inside the book, then Joe comes in and she picks up the book to cover her face and the flower is now on top of it and the book is in a different position.

At the dinner party, when Kathleen confronts Joe about his identity, the food on his plate keeps changing.

When Joe comes to visit Kathleen at her apartment when she is sick, he tells her to sit down at the table. When she sits down, there is a large pile of tissues on the table, but in later shots, they are gone.

During the scene when the staff of the store are selling off items prior to the closing, Kathleen puts a blue toy in the customers bag twice.

When Joe visits sick Kathleen, and she sits at the table while he fills the vase for the flowers, the table runner is alternately straight/wrinkled at the furthest end from her.

When Frank leaves the apartment at the beginning of the movie, the computer is at a table at the end of their bed. After Kathleen checks on him as he leaves the building and runs around to sit down at the computer, it is now on a table facing the living room furniture.

Character Error
When Kathleen goes to Starbucks and orders a Tall Caramel Macchiato, the employee actually gives her a Grande.
There was also a real-life inspiration for the Ephrons' story of feuding book merchants. In the early 1990s, a huge Barnes & Noble outlet opened on Broadway in New York's Upper West Side.

Both Kathleen and Joe used AOL software to connect to the Internet. They were both using version 4.0 which was in beta testing mode when the film was being made.

At one point Michael Palin was to play a benevolent writer who frequently gave readings at Ryan's store. Although he filmed several scenes, they were eventually cut from the film.