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You've Got Mail Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton, Dabney Coleman

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You've Got Mail is an American romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in the lead roles. Meg Ryan plays Kathleen Kelly who is in love with Frank Navasky played by Greg Kinnear. Frank is a writer who is addicted to his typewriter and Kathleen uses her laptop for mailing people. She uses the name 'Shopgirl'to mail NY152-thats the online name used by Joe Fox played by Tom Hanks. He owns a chain of bookstores while she owns her own individual bookstore which is on the verge of a close down. They are real life competitors but in the virtual world, they fall in love without knowing each other's real identities.
The review of this Movie prepared by Medha Behera



Katherine Kelly(Meg Ryan) lives in a typical New York with a roomate and best friend. She meets a person online and becomes very close with him. Every mail or message from this person gives her a very special happiness. The two of them have a deal as to not to reveal any of their personal details to each other. So they end up being very good friends without knowing each other's identities except for the fact that both of them live in New York. Meanwhile she has this cute little book store which gives personalised service to its customers 'Shop Around the Corner'. It is mainly a children's book store. Katherine is sentimentally very much attaches to this store as it was founded by her mother, who was no more.
Joe Fox(Tom Hanks) is the son of a very rich business man. He plans to open a very huge book store in the end of the same street as that Katherine's store. His book store, 'Fox Books' targets at a very large sales and provides a lot of extra-reading amenities and unfair discounts. His is corporate book store puts Katherine's store out of business and eventually leads her into shutting the store down. At these hard times she turns to the comfort of her internet-pal and they decide to meet. Her internet friend is actually her professional enemy whom she cant stand, Joe Fox. Joe goes to the restaurant where they decide to meet only to realise that his internet-friend is none other than Ms.Kelly.
He doesnt reveal his identity and send Katherine a mail excusing himself for not being able to turn up. She is very much hurt by this incident. Joe Fox feels very bad for Katherine and starts becoming her friend. He gains immense confidence in her. Ms. Kelly eventually falls in love with Joe but does not realise it. How they join hands in the end and how she comes to know his true identity is the story.
The review of this Movie prepared by Saranya Guru



What if the person that works across the street from you, and is your worst enemy chats with you by e-mail, and you don't even know it's him? Meg Ryan plays a woman in the same situation in this charming light romantic comedy. Kathleen Kelly owns the "Shop Around the Corner", a children's book shop, and she enjoys each morning going on AOL to chat with an unknown man. That man is Joe Fox, who is getting ready to open a mega-book chain called "Fox Books". He plans to run down Kelly's little shop with his cheap books, and coffee. Meanwhile on the Internet, Fox is unknowingly giving advice to Kelly to defeat her rival, using Godfather terminology. When Joe finally finds out who his Internet chat buddy is, he tells her what she told him on AOL. This comedy is pure light fun, with not a lot of calories. Meg Ryan gives a nice performance, as does Tom Hanks. The script is too predictable, and the direction is too sloppy. The reason I am giving this film a recommendation is because of the performances, and if you're bored, you can watch this to give you something to do.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison



Kathleen Kelly (Ryan) has inherited a small neighborhood bookstore in New York City from her mother. She's involved with a journalist, Frank Navasky (Kinnear), but starts fooling around in AOL chatrooms and meets a lovely man who is in reality . . . Joe Fox (Hanks), the heir to a huge book chain known as Fox Books that is squeezing businesses like hers out of existence. Naturally the two hate each other in person, but fall in love online (with Joe giving Kathleen hints on how to deal with her business rival). This 1998 romantic comedy, co-written and directed by Nora Ephron and inspired by the wonderful 1940 James Stewart film "The Shop Around the Corner" (Kathleen's bookstore goes by that name) is light, fluffy, very yuppie-fied, and therefore merely all right.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   email/letter/phone/fax relationship

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   wealthy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None    -   Occasional swearing

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