You've Got Mail (1998)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.


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28 September 2000 | Smartypants
They "Mail"--ed It In
Saw this movie on cable again, and have to say what an uninspired waste. We've seen this so many times before, and it seemed as if everyone from the Ephron sisters to Hanks to Ryan were just cashing a paycheck. No subtleties whatsoever. The ending really angered me, too. Was it just me, or did Hanks' character spend the last quarter of the movie manipulating Ryan's character needlessly? The final scene would have rung much truer if, rather than sobbing and kissing him once he revealed himself to be her on-line paramour, Ryan's character instead slapped him in the face for screwing with her head. If you must indulge in such romantic piffle, you can see essentially the same movie by renting "When Harry Met Sally." But then you would also get the added bonuses of performances that aren't so paint-by-numbers, some actual humor, and a few likeable supporting characters.

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Trivia

In the opening lines of the movie, Frank is describing how the state of Virginia had to have solitaire removed from their computers, because that hadn't gotten any work done in six weeks. This line is actually based on some fact. In December of 1994, Governor George Allen of Virginia, did in fact order that all video games (specifically minesweeper, hearts and solitaire), be removed from all state computers, because of a concern that state employees are playing the games during office hours, and wasting tax payer dollars.


Quotes

Joe Fox: I like Patricia. I *love* Patricia. Patricia makes *coffee* nervous.


Goofs

Considering his line of work and his position, Joe Fox is highly literate in personal computers. He would have known the keyboard combination to select and delete the text in his message and would not have had to backspace through a lot of text. While the above may be true in the real world, this was clearly done for comedic purposes.


Crazy Credits

Film title logo appearance as the closing credits finish


Alternate Versions

Several scenes were originally scripted and partly filmed but not included in the final cut:

  • A scene in which Kathleen gets involved with two garbagemen and first gets tongue-tied.
  • Extended scenes referring to the roof-top murderer including a love affair with George.
  • A scene with Kathleen and Christina talking about falling in love.
  • Extended scenes that characterize Patricia: a presentation of an author (the woman in the later elevator scene)
  • Extended scenes that characterize Frank: he meets an famous author whom he adores.
  • Scenes on Kathleen's and Joe's childhood.
  • A scene in which Joe explains Annabel why the Shop Around the Corner had to close.


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River
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Joni Mitchell

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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